By Marianna Wahlsten and Hannah Brookes, www.grandtourmagazine.com
Updated 1602 GMT (0002 HKT) December 14, 2012
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Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Helsinki – This circular wooden structure is a bold architectural statement in one of the busiest parts of Helsinki.
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Musiikkitalo concert venue – The new concert venue and music academy sits close to three of Helsinki's architectural monuments -- the neoclassical Parliament House, Finlandia Hall (designed by Alvar Aalto) and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Musiikkitalo – The interior has great spatial rhythm with seven halls in different sizes.
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Mattolaituri cafe – This cafe has become one of the most popular spots along the seafront for a coffee break and for drinks on warm summer evenings. It opened last year and embodies the innovative attitude of the new city planning department.