Hugo Sundström 1907-1973 (c. 1949) Helsingfors-Malm flygplats (airport).
Dag Englund 1906-1979, Onni Ermala (née Enroth) 1904-1958 & Vera Rosendahl, birth & death unknown (1936-1940) Helsingfors-Malm flygplats, Tattarmossen, Malm, Helsingfors.
Helsingfors-Malm airport is a rare surviving example of pre-world war II aviation architecture, built for the 1940 Olympic games, scheduled to be held in Helsingfors but cancelled due to the war.
Helsingfors-Malm airport, complete with its original hangar, terminal and runways, is still in use with about 40,000 landings per year, offering the only free-schedule international service within 150 km. The area has been declared a cultural environment of national significance by Finland’s national board of antiquities. Its open meadow has considerable biodiversity and makes the nature path encircling the site very popular among locals.
Helsingfors new General plan proposes to fill the airport with apartment blocks to be constructed in the early 2020s, while the state is to withdraw its operations from the airport by the end of 2016.
Docomomo International, Docomomo Finland, Europa nostra Finland and the Friends of Malm airport (FoMA) seek urgent support to persuade city of Helsingfors and Finland’s new government to reverse previous decisions, keep the historic airport, and eventually propose the site for the UNESCO World heritage list as part of the distinguished functionalist architecture built in Helsingfors for the Olympic games, an idea put forward by the Finnish national board of antiquities.
The petition to save Helsingfors-Malm launched by the Friends of Malm airport (FoMA) is available here: http://www.malmiairport.fi/en/foma/petition/.
Friends of Malm airport http://www.malmiairport.fi/en/foma/friends-of-malmi-airport/
Docomomo (Do.co,mo.mo_) International working party for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement
Docomomo international http://www.docomomo.com/mission
Docomomo Finland http://www.docomomo-fi.com/index.php?k=218281
Europa nostra (Our Europe)