Espoo Cultural Centre, Tapiola, Finland

  • Date
    9/1/2008 (creation)
Related person
John P. Schooley Jr. (was created by)
The Espoo Cultural Centre houses the Espoo City Orchestra, the Espoo Music Institute, and the Espoo Theatre. The Espoo Cultural Centre is situated in the center of Tapiola, beside the central tower named Keskustorni. Tapiola Garden City is a suburban town with 17,000 inhabitants in the City of Espoo near Helsinki. It was developed by the private, non-profit enterprise group Asuntosäätiö (the Finnish Housing Foundation). Without the support or help of the State or local authorities, they began to plan the town in 1951. This image was taken in 1996 by John Schooley, FAIA, during an Urban America tour. Urban America tours allowed architects and planners to visit New Towns and meet professionals involved in their planning and continued development.