This building is a good example of transition-period architecture. Today this building houses Helsinki’s Design Museum, but it was originally a learning institute for boys and girls. In fact, on opening its doors in 1895 it was the very first specifically co-educational school in the country. It merged with another school in 1973 and the building became the design museum in 1977.
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red-brick building in Helsinki.”