Calendar

22. 3.

Monday

23. 3.

Tuesday

24. 3.

Wednesday

25. 3.

Thursday

26. 3.

Friday

27. 3.

Saturday

28. 3.

Sunday

29. 3.

Monday

30. 3.

Tuesday

31. 3.

Wednesday

1. 4.

Thursday

2. 4.

Friday

3. 4.

Saturday

4. 4.

Sunday

5. 4.

Monday

6. 4.

Tuesday

7. 4.

Wednesday

8. 4.

Thursday

9. 4.

Friday

10. 4.

Saturday

11. 4.

Sunday

12. 4.

Monday

13. 4.

Tuesday

14. 4.

Wednesday

15. 4.

Thursday

16. 4.

Friday

17. 4.

Saturday

18. 4.

Sunday

19. 4.

Monday

20. 4.

Tuesday

21. 4.

Wednesday

22. 4.

Thursday

23. 4.

Friday

24. 4.

Saturday

25. 4.

Sunday

26. 4.

Monday

27. 4.

Tuesday

28. 4.

Wednesday

29. 4.

Thursday

30. 4.

Friday

1. 5.

Saturday

2. 5.

Sunday

3. 5.

Monday

4. 5.

Tuesday

5. 5.

Wednesday

6. 5.

Thursday

7. 5.

Friday

8. 5.

Saturday

9. 5.

Sunday

10. 5.

Monday

11. 5.

Tuesday

12. 5.

Wednesday

13. 5.

Thursday

14. 5.

Friday

15. 5.

Saturday

16. 5.

Sunday

Implementation of Aalto’s winning entry in the Lahti church competition of 1950 was postponed until a completely different building site was designated: the hill on which stood the city’s wooden church, designed in the late 19th century by Jacob Ahrenberg. Aalto was commissioned in 1969 to design a new, larger church to replace the old one.

Designed in

1969-79

Location

Finland, Lahti

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Located on a hill, Aalto's new church was erected as the city's second architectural landmark in addition to City Hall designed by Eliel Saarinen. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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The facade material is dark red brick except for the massive bell tower of raw concrete. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Entrance hall windows are shaped like a monumental cross. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Sketches. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Ground plan. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Section of the church hall. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Church hall. Photo: Fethulla Ädhäm, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Church hall. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

Visits

Open daily 10AM – 3PM and during services. Tel: +358 50 577 2928 (concierge).

See our online service visit.alvaraalto.fi for more information, including tours.