Calendar

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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

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Saturday

3. 10.

Sunday

Seinäjoki cultural and administrative centre is based on two architectural competitions. In 1951, Alvar Aalto won the church competition organized by the Parish of Seinäjoki with his proposal Lakeuksien risti (the Cross of the Plains). Seven years later (1958), he also won the competition for Seinäjoki Town Hall organized by the township of Seinäjoki with his proposal Kaupungintalo (Town hall). He was thus given the opportunity to design a complete urban centre.

Designed in

1951-87

Location

Finland, Seinäjoki

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A central civic square is intended as a meeting place for the citizens of Seinäjoki. Photo: Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Perspective drawing of the civic square. Drawing: © Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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View from the parish centre towards the civic square. Photo: Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Town hall. Drawing: © Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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The dark-blue, rod-shaped ceramic tiles in the facade of the town hall. Photo: Maija Holma @ Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Plan of the town hall. Drawing: © Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Library. Photo: Maija Holma @ Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Library. Drawing: © Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Library facade. Photo: Maija Holma @ Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Library interior. Photo: Maija Holma @ Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Courtyard behind the library. Photo: Maija Holma @ Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Seinäjoki Civic Centre plan. Drawing: © Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Central civic square. Photo: Maija Holma @ Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Theatre in the evening. Photo: Maija Holma @ Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Theatere lobby. Photo: Maija Holma @ Alvar Aalto Foundation.

Visit information

Visit information for Seinäjoki Civic Centre can be found at visit.alvaraalto.fi.