Reima and Raili Pietilä - Wikipedia
Tampere City Library, Metso, is located in a city park, next to a church. The architects, Raili and Reima Pietilä, were influenced by a number of elements, such as Celtic ornaments, sheep horns and glacial spin formations. The materials of the facade are granite, copper and wiborgite. The roof and some of the window moldings are covered with copper. Concrete and granite are the main materials inside the building.
The Hiekka Art Museum has been named after its founder Kustaa Hiekka, a highly esteemed goldsmith in the Finnish jewellery industry. In the 1920's Kustaa Hiekka started to make plans for his own museum, as he wanted his extensive art collection to remain intact. To this end, he had a separate museum building erected on the site he had acquired as early as in the 1880's. The building was designed by architect Oiva Viljanen in the Classical style, and it was completed in 1928.
Statue of Minna Canth by Lauri Leppänen, 1951. Minna Canth was a Finnish writer and social activist. Canth began to write while managing her family draper's shop and living as a widow raising seven children. Her work addresses issues of women's rights, particularly in the context of a prevailing culture she considered antithetical to permitting expression and realization of women's aspirations.