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The village of Muurame lies a few miles south of Jyväskylä, the town where Aalto opened his first architectural practice in 1923. It was only natural for the parish council to commission its new church from the closest qualified architect. Alvar Aalto had made his first trip to Italy in 1924, and his travel impressions are much in evidence in the church of Muurame.

Designed in

1926-29

Location

Finland, Muurame

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Entrance façade of Muurame church. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Sketch of the building. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Elevation and site plan. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Scale model of the church. Photo: Aino Aalto, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Aalto´s original plan included a rose garden in the courtyard. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Section of the church and campanile. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Ground plan. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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The restored Church in 2016. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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The interior has a barrel vault. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Aalto used Poul Henningsen lamps for interior lighting. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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The parish hall. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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An early sketch from the side chapel towards the altar. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation