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Alvar Aalto sent in the entry ‘Casa’ to the invitational competition (deadline April 30, 1951) for this business building right in the heart of Helsinki. The client was the Finnish hardware dealers’ federation, whence the building’s name. Aalto’s plan won first prize and was used as the basis for implementation in 1952-57.

Designed in

1951-55

Location

Finland, Helsinki

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Contemporary street view of the façade. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Perspective view of the building. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Street façade of the building is harmonized with the neighbouring building designed by Eliel Saarinen. Photo: Heikki Havas, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Perspective sketch of the interior court. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Interior court of the building with travertine-faced gallery levels. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Section of the building, showing location of the interior court. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Café is located in the interior court. Photo: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Contemporary view of the café. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Street-level floor plan for the building. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Artek exhibition in Rautatalo in 1956. Photo: Alvar Aalto Foundation

Interior court

The interior court is open for public and houses café Dylan Marmoripiha.

Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation.

Exhibition

The exhibition Souvenirs from Italy – Mediterranean influences in Alvar Aalto’s Rautatalo Office Building produced by the Alvar Aalto Foundation presents the architecture of the Rautatalo building completed on Helsinki’s Keskuskatu Street in 1955.

The exhibition is open during opening hours of the Dylan Marmoripiha.

Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation.