Construction plans for the Temppeliaukio/Tempelplatsen (Temple square) began as early as the 1930s when a plot of land was selected for the building and a competition for the design was held. The competition was interrupted in its early stages when World War II began in 1939. After the war, there was another competition which was won by Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen in 1961. For economic reasons, interior space of the church was reduced to about one-quarter of its original plan. Construction finally began in February 1968 and the rock-temple was completed for consecration in September 1969.
The interior was excavated and built directly out of solid rock and is bathed in natural light which enters through the skylight surrounding the center copper dome. The stone-hewn church is located in the heart of Helsinki
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2017 Stamp- Birds - Arktika
2017 Stamp- National Flag of Finland