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Saynatsalo

AD Classics: Säynätsalo Town Hall / Alvar Aalto

06:00 - 9 March, 2016
AD Classics: Säynätsalo Town Hall / Alvar Aalto, © Fernanda Castro
© Fernanda Castro

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.

Courtesy of Flickr user Leon Courtesy of Wikimedia user Zache Courtesy of Wittenborn & Company Courtesy of Flickr user Leon + 13

AD Classics: Muuratsalo Experimental House / Alvar Aalto

00:00 - 7 March, 2012
AD Classics: Muuratsalo Experimental House / Alvar Aalto, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Säynätsalo, Finland
  • Architect

    Alvar Aalto
  • References

    Galinsky
  • Project Year

    1953
  • Photographs