The Alvar Aalto Week 2018
27.8.2018 - 2.9.2018
A new kind of urban happening in Jyväskylä 27.8.-2.9.2018
Who was Alvar Aalto, the architect and academician?
On the Aalto Andante walking tour you’ll discover how this young, small-town dreamer found his own style and put the architecture of the place where he grew up on the world map. On this tour we move from one turning point in Alvar Aalto’s life to the next, from the young schoolboy to the prestigious academician. On the way you’ll hear fascinating tales from real life and about Aalto the person, his growing pains and the sources of his inspiration – perhaps even a little about plans that never came to fruition…
Locations on the tour:
Jyväskylä workers’ club, the administrative and cultural centre as well as the campus of the University of Jyväskylä (together with Nikolainkulma and the Nero steps on the Harju ridge). The tour ends at the Alvar Aalto Museum which can be visited independently as wished.
Aalto andante guided walking tour:
Tue 28.8 at 17-19 pm (Guidance in English.)
Departure: Compass Square (Kompassiaukio) in the pedestrian precinct.
City of Jyväskylä /
p. 014 266 0113