The easily recognisable form of the Enso building, cause to a lot of controversy, guards the district of Katajanokka. The building, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1962, has been called the "sugar cube" due to its shape and colour. The cubic house with its interesting lines of windows has caused quite a stir among citizens, as it is thought unsuitable for its surroundings. It doesn't exactly blend in with its neighboursthe Jugend-style Katajanokka, the elegant Presidential Palace and the majestic Uspenski cathedral. The Enso building was built on the spot of the old Norrmén castle, a decorative redbrick building, which was a close cousin of the Uspenski Cathedral. Many feel that the old building should have been kept in its place. Nevertheless, the Enso building is an important architectural landmark and a beautiful building. Its white marble walls and symmetrical windows bring a special flair to the area.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Kaisaniemi (300 m)