Architect
Aarne Ervi
Completion
1961
Gross area
5600 m²
Category
Office buildings
Tags
commercial high-rise landmark Modernism office

Tapiola Central Tower is the landmark of the otherwise relatively low-rise built Tapiola Garden City. Architect Aarne Ervi, one of the principal architects of the garden city project designed the 13-storey office building which was built in 1958–1961.

According to the general plan of Tapiola Garden City, the office building is also light-coloured. The office building is located in the centre of the garden city, built in 1950 and 1960s. The principal elevation material is prefabricated and painted steel element.

Location

Tapiontori 1, Espoo
60.17698801, 24.80461705

Images

View from the central fountain, Tapiola Central Tower
View from the central fountain, Tapiola Central Tower (© Teuvo Kanerva / NBA)
View from the east, Tapiola Central Tower
View from the east, Tapiola Central Tower (© Volker von Bon / NBA)
View from the central fountain, Tapiola Central Tower
View from the central fountain, Tapiola Central Tower (© Volker von Bon / NBA)
View from Heikintori Square, Tapiola Central Tower
View from Heikintori Square, Tapiola Central Tower (© NBA)
View from Heikintori Square, Tapiola Central Tower
View from Heikintori Square, Tapiola Central Tower (© Teuvo Kanerva / NBA)
Aarne Ervi's scale plan of Tapiola centre, Tapiola Central Tower
Aarne Ervi's scale plan of Tapiola centre, Tapiola Central Tower (© Hanna Tyvelä)

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