Tampere’s Lost Beauties presents Neo-Renaissance and Art Nouveau buildings that have been lost for one reason or another.
They were built during Tampere’s strong growth around the turn of the 20th century. Many were later demolished and replaced with new buildings, but some were also ravished by fire and war.
Changes in the cityscape are fascinating and can give rise to various emotions. The way we look at the current situation is often coloured by the past.
Tampere’s Lost Beauties also deals with the reasons driving these architectural changes, thereby providing information for the evaluation of the current situation, as well as the future of urban architecture.