Meet the designers

The Stone Zoo, completed in 1970, was designed by a working group headed by architect Aarno Ruusuvuori. Artist Anitra Lucander designed the colour palette of the building. Together, their goal was to make the building a detailed and elegant work of art, in which every nuance is given careful consideration. Inside, Ruusuvuori’s modern and stark architecture combines with Lucander’s bold and insightful range of colours.

Aarno Ruusuvuori

The Helsinki City Hall is one of architect Aarno Ruusuvuori’s greatest works. Get to know the person behind the concrete.
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Anitra Lucander

Artist Anitra Lucander designed the colour scheme of City Hall. Find out what inspired the artist in her bold design.
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Anitra Lucander