Why is Finland known as the world’s happiest country? A visit to Helsinki reveals that perhaps it is because Finns value experimenting with new things and learning from them. Helsinki offers a thriving Design District, the Chapel of Silence, and the library of the future. Greetings from Helsinki.
Illusions of flying and lightness at Helsinki Airport station
Helsinki has an extensive public transport system. The ride from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to city center takes 30 minutes by the metro train. Helsinki Airport has a train station located underground between Terminals 1 and 2. It is also known as Helsinki Airport station or Lentoasema Flygplatsen Airport. Its architecture has been designed to create illusions of flying and lightness.
Greetings from Helsinki City center
The city center is home to the largest Russian Orthodox church in western Europe and offers a variety of attractions for visitors to explore. Popular attractions in the city center include the Old Market Hall, Kauppatori, Kiasma Museum, Oodi Helsinki Central Library, and the National Museum of Finland.
The Library of the Future
My favorite building is the Oodi Library which is located close to Helsinki Central Station. Oodi opened in 2018. It sets a new standard for public libraries around the world with its mission to promote lifelong learning, democracy and freedom of expression. The expressive exterior façade embraces the public plaza and invites people inside the library.
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