Pihlajamäki

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Pihlajamäki
Rönnbacka
Helsinki Subdivision
Country  Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Greater Helsinki
Municipality Helsinki
District Northeastern
Area 1.65 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Population (2008) 7,443
 • Density 4,511/km2 (11,680/sq mi)
Postal codes 00710
Neighbouring subdivisions Pihlajisto
Ala-Malmi
Viikin tiedepuisto

Pihlajamäki (Finnish), Rönnbacka (Swedish) is a northern-central quarter in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It is part of the Malmi neighbourhood and the Latokartano district.

Pihlajamäki is an important site for modern Finnish architecture, and it is the first of Helsinki's suburbs built in the 1960s that was conserved en bloc with a town plan.[1] The architecture of the suburb is unassuming, but there is a distinct polarity in the buildings and surrounding scenery, which creates rich nuances.

Aerial view of Pihlajamäki in 2009.
A conserved building in Pihlajamäki.

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