Waldemar Wilenius

Architect

1868 – 1940

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Who was Waldemar Wilenius?

Waldemar Wilenius was a renowned Finnish architect at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century designing buildings in first a Neo-Renaissance style before moving to an Art Nouveau style. Wilenius completed his studies at the Finnish Polytechnical Institute in 1889, after which he undertook further studies at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm and the Technical University of Berlin. After his studies he returned to Helsinki where he worked at the National Board of Building, fulfilling various positions until 1889. He also established his own architect's office. Wilenius is particularly known for a number of apartment blocks built in the centre of Helsinki.

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Born
Oct 26, 1868
Hämeenlinna
Died
1940

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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