The Glass Pavilion's glass walls with their iron grid at the Manor of Hirvihaara are like a breeze from European manor world. The new building, almost unbelievable in Finnish conditions, sits in the landscape as if it had always been a part of it.
The Glass Pavilion was opened in 2013 for the use of the manor's guests. Finnish manor culture as well as Finnish workmanship and skills were paid due respect during its construction.
Iron arcs and the window and door grids, which function as the supporting framework for the 230 sq.m. building, were manufactured in Pori. The sparkling crystal crowns were made by a company plying its trade at the Hirvihaara village. During the construction, professionals of many different fields were needed – many of them came from Mäntsälä.
Attention has also been paid to the guests of the manor and to Finland's climate. The main building and the Glass Pavilion are connected with a corridor, enabling movement via indoors in any weather.
The large windows of the Glass Pavilion open to a beautiful and well-kept garden and to the flowing Mustijoki river beside it. Here, the nature surrounds everything.
Already during all seasons in the Glass Pavilion, there have been meetings, seminars, training, coaching, celebrations as well as product launches.
The festal space can be converted into many different forms. Both the round and the long tables have seen wedding celebrations. Under the crystal crowns, Giorgio Armani's Sí fragrance, magnificent Volvos and Gugguu's clothing for children were brought, for the first time, to the public's attention. Many companies and enterprises have rewarded their own heroes, employees nominated to a new position or winners of various competitions. The sound space of the premises has suited well for various concerts as well as dance orchestras,
There are seats for 170 persons for Glass Pavilion's table service, and for example a cocktail event or seminar for 300 persons can be managed well also as a private event.
Timo Soasepp @soasepp
Katri Haavisto @katrihaavistophography
Jaakko Sorvisto @jaakko_sorvisto