Architecture Guide: 20 Must-See Works by Alvar Aalto

Architecture Guide: 20 Must-See Works by Alvar Aalto

Finnish architect Alvar Aalto was a pioneer of modern architecture and design, especially in his use of organic, naturally derived materials. When he decided to embark on a career as an architect, he traveled to Helsinki, the only place where he could find academic training in the profession. His journey did not end there, however, as his work can be seen around the world. Here, we have mapped out 20 of his most notable works that must be seen up close and in-person to truly be appreciated.

“To make architecture more human is to make it better and to achieve a functionalism beyond the purely technical."

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Säynätsalo Town Hall

Address: Parviaisentie 9, Säynätsalo, Finland

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House of Culture

Address: Sturenkatu 4, Helsinki, Finland

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Stephanuskirche

Address: Detmeroder Markt 6, 38444 Wolfsburg, Germany

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Muuratsalo Experimental House

Address: Melalammentie 6, Jyväskylä, Finland

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© Nico Saieh

Jyvaskyla University Building

Address: Seminaarinkatu 15, Jyväskylän yliopisto, Finland

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Viipuri Library

Address: Suvorovskiy Prospekt, 4, Vyborg, Leningradskaya Oblast, Russia,

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Heilig Geist Kirche

Address: Röntgenstraße 81, Wolfsburg, Germany

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Maison Louis Carré

Address: 2 Chemin du Saint-Sacrement, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France

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Riola Parish Church

Address: Piazza Alvar Aalto, 1, Riola BO, Italy

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MIT Baker House Dormitory

Address: 362 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA, United States

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Aalto Studio

Address: Tiilimäki 20, Helsinki, Finland

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Helsinki Polytechnical University

Address: Miestentie 3, Espoo, Finland

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Rovaniemi Library

Address: Jorma Eton tie 6, Rovaniemi, Finland

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Bremen Apartment Building

Address: Philipp-Scheidemann-Straße 1, Bremen, Germany

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Paimio Hospital

Address: Alvar Aallontie 275, Paimio, Finland

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Three Crosses Church

Address: Ruokolahdentie 27, Imatra, Finland

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 Wolfsburg Cultural Center

Address: Alvar-Aalto-Kulturhaus, Porschestraße 51, Wolfsburg, German

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 Seinäjoki Center

Address: Koulukatu 21, Seinäjoki, Finland

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Rautatalo

Address: Keskuskatu 1-3, Helsinki, Finland

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 Jyväskylä Museum

Address: Alvar Aallon katu 7, 40600 Jyväskylä, Finland

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Editor's Note: This article was originally published on June 19, 2019.

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Cite: Dejtiar, Fabian. "Architecture Guide: 20 Must-See Works by Alvar Aalto" [Guía de arquitectura: 20 obras de Alvar Aalto para visitar] 05 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. (Trans. Johnson, Maggie) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/918635/architecture-guide-20-must-see-works-by-alvar-aalto> ISSN 0719-8884
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