One House, Two Hearts – The History of the Sibelius Academy R Building

This online exhibition presents the history of the R Building. It was realised by Adjunct Professor Riku Hämäläinen as part of the University of the Arts Helsinki’s History Forum’s Oral History Project.

R Building

After a renovation, the R Building on Pohjoinen Rautatienkatu street was restored as a teaching and performance space in the autumn of 2019. Originally, the building was constructed to be the main building of the Helsinki Conservatory (Sibelius Academy since 1939).

The planning and the construction of the building

Life in a finished house