His father, Johan Sigfrid Sirén (1889–1961), was a distinguished architect. Among his buildings the extension to Engel's University of 1810 (completed 1931) and the Parliament Building (also completed 1931), both in Helsinki, confirmed him as a leader of Nordic Neo-Classicism between 1918 and 1939. His Bank of Finland, Vaasa (1943–52), is a noble work of stripped Classicism.
E. Bruun & Popovits (eds.) (1978);
MfBuS, xxii/1 (1938), 33–40;
J. Sirén (1989);
Walden (ed.) (1998)
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