Calendar

20. 9.

Monday

21. 9.

Tuesday

22. 9.

Wednesday

23. 9.

Thursday

24. 9.

Friday

25. 9.

Saturday

26. 9.

Sunday

27. 9.

Monday

28. 9.

Tuesday

29. 9.

Wednesday

30. 9.

Thursday

1. 10.

Friday

2. 10.

Saturday

3. 10.

Sunday

The Finnish Communist Party, through its representative Matti Janhunen, asked Aalto in 1952 to draw up plans for a building complex combining the party headquarters, association facilities, and a cultural centre on a recently acquired site beneath the Alppiharju cliffs. A company named Helsingin Kulttuuritalo Oy was established to supervise construction.

Designed in

1952-58

Location

Finland, Helsinki

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House of Culture in 2018. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

— 2

Elevation towards Sturenkatu. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

— 3

Section of the building. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

— 4

House of Culture. Photo: Heikki Havas, Alvar Aalto Foundation

— 5

Entrance courtyard, piazza, and office wing. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

— 6

Lobby. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

— 7

Sketch of the auditorium. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Section of the auditorium. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

— 9

The concert hall’s supporting pillars are of similar design to the one in Studio Aalto. Photo: Heikki Havas, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Auditorium view. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Auditorium view. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

— 12

In 1950s Finland, construction work was still done by hand and the House of Culture was largely built by volunteer professionals. Photo: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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This wedge-shaped brick was designed for the curved wall of the House of Culture. Photo: Maija Vatanen, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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The concert hall is behind the fan-shaped, redbrick façade. Photo: Maija, Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

Guided tours

GUIDED TOURS 2019
The tours are organized by Alvar Aalto Foundation. See below for details.

TICKETS 2019
Regular price (16,00€)
Students, Students and senior citizens (11,00€)
Children under 18 years (0€)

GROUPS
By advance booking only. Fee: 150 € (1-25 persons)
Enquiries: riihitie@alvaraalto.fi

Photo: Entrance courtyard. Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

Guided tours 2019

JULY

1.7. Mon 10:30-11:30
5.7. Fri 10:30-11:30
8.7. Mon 10:30-11:30
12.7. Fri 10:30-11:30
15.7. Mon 10:30-11:30
19.7. Fri 10:30-11:30
22.7. Mon 10:30-11:30
26.7. Fri 10:30-11:30
29.7. Mon 10:30-11:30

AUGUST

2.8. Fri 10:30-11:30
5.8. Mon 10:30-11:30
9.8. Fri 10:30-11:30
12.8. Mon 10:30-11:30
16.8. Fri 10:30-11:30
19.8. Mon 10:30-11:30
23.8. Fri 10:30-11:30
26.8. Mon 10:30-11:30
28.8. Wed 10:30-11:30
30.8. Fri 10:30-11:30

PURCHASE TICKETS FROM SHOP.ALVARAALTO.FI

More information

House of Culture is an active event venue. The building houses a restaurant.

www.kulttuuritalo.fi

Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.