plan 1889 - Knut Nylander
image: National Archives of Finland - Kansallisarkisto Helsinki
Hiirola Railway Station is built in 1889 and belongs to the series
after the basic drawing by the railway architect Knut Nylander.
1: 1889 - 2. 1952 - 3. 1980 - 4. 1987
images: National Archives of Finland - Kansallisarkisto Helsinki
In 1934 they planned an extra room at the backside of the station.
Other changes and adjustments were necessary due to the changing
needs in the railway system.
It is a great challenge to live a characteristic old building like this
and to start with a renovation from inside to make it livable and useful
for different purposes.
My first winter in Hiirola station has given me time to feel at home in my
During this quiet period I was able to make some room somewhat habitable
and comfortable and to think about the renovation of the kitchen and
In spring it was possible to start with building the shower, different
water taps, drain and warm water system.
The kitchen and shower are finished and in use.
Most of the work I did, but luckily it was possible to get the help of
artist/carpenter Siard for shower, sink, drain and water pipes. With
his help and knowledge of old buildings this part of the renovation was
Below a review of winter and spring 2012 with small images to get an impression of this
Click on it and a larger one will open. Enjoy the transforming of an old
railway station into a new home.
In 1987 they have built some small rooms in the 'kitchen' with toilet and
technical facilities. In the left-over they installed a kitchenette.
During May and June these small rooms were demolished, to be able to create a
useful kitchen and living space.
With used material and furniture the room is transformed into an inviting
The shower is planned in the former entrance at the backside. With
simple means the corridor is transformed into a practical space.
Marja de Jong
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