The Swedish Theatre



The Swedish Theatre is located in Helsinki, Finland and was renovated in 1935 by Eero Saarinen and fellow architect Jarl Eklund.  The building took on many redesigns to accommodate more people and even burnt down once in 1863.  Earlier iterations of the theatre saw the exterior decorated with intricate details to emphasis the status of the building.  Eero’s redesign represented the design principles of functionalism.  Functionalism is design focused on the building’s individual purpose while taking in consideration the form, use, and materials.

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