Calendar

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

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

17. 5.

Monday

18. 5.

Tuesday

19. 5.

Wednesday

20. 5.

Thursday

21. 5.

Friday

22. 5.

Saturday

23. 5.

Sunday

24. 5.

Monday

25. 5.

Tuesday

26. 5.

Wednesday

27. 5.

Thursday

28. 5.

Friday

29. 5.

Saturday

30. 5.

Sunday

31. 5.

Monday

1. 6.

Tuesday

2. 6.

Wednesday

3. 6.

Thursday

4. 6.

Friday

5. 6.

Saturday

6. 6.

Sunday

7. 6.

Monday

8. 6.

Tuesday

9. 6.

Wednesday

10. 6.

Thursday

11. 6.

Friday

12. 6.

Saturday

13. 6.

Sunday

14. 6.

Monday

15. 6.

Tuesday

16. 6.

Wednesday

17. 6.

Thursday

18. 6.

Friday

19. 6.

Saturday

20. 6.

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.