20.08.1873, Rantasalmi - 01.07.1950, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Eliel Saarinen was the first Finnish architect to rise to international fame in the early 20th century. While still a student, he set up an office together with his fellow students Herman Gesellius and Armas Lindgren. They made an international breakthrough with the Finnish Pavilion at the 1900 Paris World Fair.
For Eliel Saarinen, the 1910s were a period of great town plans. After making studies for Tallinn and Budapest he concentrated on Helsinki. In 1922 Saarinen participated in a competition for the Chicago Tribune building and won 2nd pize. His elegant design aroused a lot of attention, and in hope of better assignments Saarinen moved to the United States in 1923. The next year he was nominated Professor of the University of Michigan.
Copyright of Eliel Saarinen's works expired in the beginning of the year 2021.Pictures from Saarinen-collection