Occupying the center of a small farming town in Finland, Säynätsalo’s Town Hall might appear almost too monumental for its context. Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1949, the town hall is a study in opposition: elements of classicism and the monumental blended with modernity and intimacy to form a cohesive new center-point for the community. These and other aspects of the design initially proved somewhat divisive, and the Town Hall has not been without controversy since its inception.
06:00 - 9 March, 2016
https://www.archdaily.com/783392/ad-classics-saynatsalo-town-hall-alvar-aalto Luke Fiederer
00:00 - 7 March, 2012
https://www.archdaily.com/214209/ad-classics-muuratsalo-experimental-house-alvar-aalto Megan Sveiven