Imatra City Museum - A look at the street scene
Imatra City Museum exhibition A look at the streetscape - Buildings in Imatra's streetscape in different decades will open again from 3.5.2021 May XNUMX
Show A look at the street scene presents changes in the built environment at Imatra.
The exhibition takes its visitors to the streets of Imatra, telling, among other things, the effects of industrial construction on the development of the area, the post-war years of growth and construction, and the development of the streetscape to become more urban in the last decades of the 1900th century. The exhibition documents the changes that took place in the streetscape and building stock during the last years of the 2010s, and the life cycle of buildings that have fallen out of use.
The utilization of Vuoksi's hydropower as an industrial driving force since the end of the 1800th century grew the township of Imatra, founded in 1948 from the outskirts of Ruokolahti, Jääski and Joutseno, which became a city on January 1.1.1971, 1900. The area's rapid development and population growth, as well as the major structural changes that took place throughout Finland during the 1900th century, affected Imatra's streetscape and building stock during the XNUMXth century.
The exhibition visitor can get to know life in Imatra in different decades through the changes in the streetscape and buildings. The exhibition has emphasized visuality and highlighted memories and phenomena of different decades, many of which have been experienced in Finland on a larger scale as well.
The exhibition has been planned in collaboration by Henrik Frondelius (Designer AMK, 3rd year student of visual arts at LAB University of Applied Sciences) and Kalle Pakarinen, museum assistant at the Imatra city museum.