AALTOsites - mobile guide to Alvar Aalto’s architecture!

  • Photos & drawings from the Alvar Aalto Museum’s collections
  • Interesting details
  • Historical backgrounds
  • Offline High Quality Map
  • Location service
  • Share your experience with friends


The app works in Finnish, English, Swedish, Spanish and Japanese.

Google Play

App Store

The AALTOsites app can be downloaded into the user’s smartphone, and is then available wherever the user is. The location service shows the user’s position on a map and the distances to Aalto-designed buildings. The integrated map service works without an Internet connection and guides the user to Aalto-designed buildings. The access information also indicates whether a building is open to the public.

AALTOsites encourages users to consider the way that time affects a city’s development and architecture. AALTOsites is intended to inspire people to experience architecture personally and to see below the surface of buildings. It uses archive material to reveal interesting details of the buildings and their historical backgrounds. Via the buildings users also gain insight into Alvar Aalto’s design.

AALTOsites is a service for travellers to Helsinki. The first version of the app contains a selection of Aalto’s architecture in the Helsinki. The selection will subsequently be extended to include buildings in the Jyväskylä region, the ultimate aim being to expand AALTOsites to cover all of Alvar Aalto’s architecture worldwide.

AALTOsites is the Alvar Aalto Museum’s first step into the world of mobile communication, and opens up new ways of approaching Alvar Aalto’s architecture.


Production: Alvar Aalto Museum 2012
Direction: Susanna Pettersson
Script: Producer Tomi Summanen
Technical implementation: Whatamap Oy

Sites: 19
Photos and drawings: 153
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Spanish, Japanese



Further information:
producer Tomi Summanen
tel. +358 44 555 7337
Alvar Aalto Museum