Lasipalatsi building was designed by Kokko, Revell and Riihimäki in 1936. It is one of the most elegant examples of Functionalist architecture in Finland. Despite this it was meant to be demolished in the 1970s. When Talli Architects first begun planning the future use of the building in 1995, the building was in poor shape. The careful restoration and partly even reconstruction regained the spirit of this originally joyful bazaar.