The sessions of the conference will be held in Suomenlinna, which is both a sea fortress and a set of eight inhabited islands some 4 km Southeast from the city centre.
Suomenlinna From Above by Super Otus / Helsinki Marketing
Tenaille von Fersen is one of the most important buildings in Suomenlinna. It was built in 1775 as the granary of the island’s bakery and its vaulted tile ceilings and grand windows give the space a unique atmosphere.
Image by Suomenlinnan hoitokunta
The Welcome reception will be held at the Banquet Hall of the Helsinki City Hall, which was first established as Hotel Seurahuone in 1833 and designed by German-born achitect Carl Ludvig Engel. The hotel closed in 1913 and the building was officially inaugurated as the Helsinki City Hall in 1932.
Image by Helsinki Convention Bureau
The conference dinner will be held in the Manor of Hirvihaara, completed in 1918 by renowned architect Jarl Eklund. The gardens were designed by one of the most influential garden designers of his time, Paul Olsson.
Hirvihaara Manor House and Glass Pavilion
Image by Hotel Hirvihaaran Kartano
The Poster session will take place at the magnificent Sonck Hall at Sofia, the neo-classical heart of the building designed by Finnish architect Lars Sonck. The building, completed in 1913, was originally planned as an extension of the adjacent Stockmann’s department store.
Image by Ossi Nyqvist
The Farewell Reception
The Finnish National Museum is one of the hosts of the Metal2022 Conference. The ceiling of its entrance hall features images by renown Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela of the Kalevala, Finnish work of epic poetry by Elias Lönnrot.
Image by the National Museum of Finland