The residence of the Ambassador of Finland in Beijing occupies a two-story 1950s villa within the city’s oldest operational diplomatic district. The embassy’s new chancery, opened in 2022, is located in the Genesis Beijing skyscraper overlooking the diplomatic district of Sanlitun.
Residence of the Ambassador of Finland
Picture: Entrance of the residence, Guanghua Lu
The residence of the Ambassador of Finland in Beijing occupies a two-story villa set in a walled garden within the city’s oldest operational diplomatic district. The 1,400 square-meter villa was constructed by the Chinese government in the early 1950s. The Ambassador of Finland moved to the residence on 15 May 1957. The residence was renovated in 2008-2009 and the representational spaces were refurbished in 2021-2023.
Chancery of the Embassy of Finland
Picture: Lobby of the chancery, Genesis Beijing (Mi2)
The chancery of the Embassy of Finland in Beijing was completed in spring 2022. The chancery is located in the Genesis Beijing skyscraper overlooking the diplomatic district of Sanlitun. The chancery was designed by HIMLA Architects, the consulting design agency KAKADU, and a design agency located in Beijing, under the supervision of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and its design guidelines set the standards for the design. The space was to have three main purposes: diplomatic representation, consulate services and day-to-day office work.
The chancery is a harmonious combination of neutral, natural and high-quality Finnish art and design and local craftsmanship. The large windows look down to the Liangma River and the lush, green parks of Sanlitun.
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