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The client was the Southern Ostrobothnia Defence Corps, which used the three-storey building with mixed functions as its headquarters.

The semi-subterranean ground floor, which contains a circular assembly hall, foyer and cloakroom, is built of stone; the office level and the residential storey (at the top with its own access stairs) are of wood.

Designed in

1924-26

Location

Finland, Seinäjoki

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The Defence Corps building, currently Civil Guard and Lotta Svärd museum. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Site plan. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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The courtyard was intended as a drill and parade ground. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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The semi-subterranean ground floor contains a circular assembly hall. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Ground plan. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Design for the stair hall. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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A meeting in the building in 1929. Photo: Alvar Aalto Foundation

Guided tours

Visits

See travel information for Aalto sites in Seinäjoki at visit.alvaraalto.fi.