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Alvar Aalto was commissioned to prepare drawings for Jyväskylä art museum, which were finished in autumn 1971. The building was completed in 1973.

Designed in

1971-73

Location

Finland, Jyväskylä

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Alvar Aalto Museum, elevation. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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In his first proposal, Aalto envisaged a connecting corridor built between the Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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Alvar Aalto Museum in 1970s. Photo: Kari Hakli, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Entrance. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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From the café there is a view towards a series of open-air pools, with water trickling from one to another along the route of what was once a natural stream. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Light draws one from the dimly-lit foyer to the stairway leading up to large exhibition gallery on the upper floor. Photo: Janina Kastikainen, Alvar Aalto Museum

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The large exhibition hall houses the museum's permanent exhibition - Alvar Aalto, Architect. In the Gallery there are changing exhibitions on architecture and design. Photo: Janina Kastikainen, Alvar Aalto Museum

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The wave-like surface of the high rear wall clad in pine battens is a reminder of the wall of Aalto's pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1939. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum