Hanaholmen Cultural Centre opened its doors in 1975. The building, designed by architect Veikko Malmio, represents an international modern rationalist style that works in harmony with nature, true to the ideals of the time. The building has been adapted to the terrain, and the façade, with its large windows, subtly interacts with the landscape.

The building is an overall work of art, and the interiors, textiles and other details create a nature-inspired colour scheme of greens, browns and oranges. The reddish concrete elements of the façade take their colour from crushed feldspar, while the roof and windows glitter with patinated copper. Indoors, the ceilings are made of wood or aluminum, painted brown.

From 2015 to 2017, the building underwent comprehensive renovation work, planned by architects Kirsi Korhonen and Mika Penttinen. The goal was to conserve the style of the 1970s, characteristic of the building, which can be seen most prominently in the façade, reception area, restaurant, hotel corridors and the sauna facilities.