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The St. Michael’s Church in Kontula district is one of the many church buildings designed by architects Käpy and Simo Paavilainen. The building with various shapes and building materials is one of the most impressive examples of the Postmodernist churches in Finland. The primary elevation materials are red brick, white-painted plaster and grey-painted wood.
Käpy and Simo Paavilainen were assisted by Peter Verhe, Richard Fawell, Ari Lainevuo, Simo Freese, Irma Verhe, Matti Huhtamies, Marina Fogdell and Harri Ahonen. The altar painting, based on invited competition, was realised by artist Hannu Väisänen. The church textiles are by Maija Lavonen and altar silver by Zoltan Popovits. Kari Juva sculpted the St. Michael and cross on top of the church.
Source: Finnish Architectural Review 7/1988