Embassy of Finland Chancery

Located at 3301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, the Finnish Embassy’s modern building occupies the previous site of a Texas congressman’s mansion, previously built in the 1950’s.  Overlooking Rock Creek Park and across the street from the Vice President’s residence, the structure is a six-level, multi-use diplomatic facility with two below-grade parking levels for 100 cars.  The building’s exterior features a bronze metal façade that has developed an aged, green patina over time.

Building amenities include abundant natural light, an outside terrace, a sauna and a park-like setting.  The site has numerous retaining walls and site structures as well as a monumental stair.  The building is first green embassy in the United States, receiving LEED Gold Certification in 2010.