Designed by the renowned architect Eliel Saarinen, Lahti City Hall is a landmark of great architectural value. The building, completed in 1912, represents the Late Art Nouveau, or Jugend, style.
More than a century old, this building, damaged over the years by the wars and fire, has been restored to its former glory. City Hall is the bub for decision-making in Lahti, housing the functions related to the city’s governance and development.
This historically and culturally important building also serves as the setting for the City Council and City Board’s meetings, while around 60 people work on the premises full-time.There is lunch restaurant Tyrmä (Dungeon) on the basement floor. Guided tours are available on order.