The Alvar Aalto Week 2018
27.8.2018 - 2.9.2018
A new kind of urban happening in Jyväskylä 27.8.-2.9.2018
Guided bus tour around Jyväskylä area. During the guided tour, you will see the areas of Kangas and Puukuokka, followed by a visit to the masterpiece of Alvar Aalto, Säynätsalo Town Hall.
KANGAS – A LIVING FABRIC OF BUSINESS AND PEOPLE
The Kangas project is the main urban development project in Jyväskylä for the next several decades. In the future Kangas will be a home to 5 000 inhabitants and 2 101 new jobs. Kangas area has been a place for new ideas, businesses and innovations for a long time. Already in the middle of 1800’s it was filled with water mills and later there were all kinds of businesses wanting to get their share of the river Tourujoki. The paper mill was closed in 2010 and the area of 27 hectares became the property of the City of Jyväskylä in November 2011.
KUOKKALA – CHURCH AND THE PUUKUOKKA RESIDENTIAL BLOCK
Kuokkala church is a sculptural building containing all desired functions within one single recognizable shape, contemporary, yet rich in historical allusions. A dialogue of contrasts between the exterior and interior architecture is manifested in the material choices.
Puukuokka is the first example of an eight-storey, woodbuilt residential block to be built in Finland since they were permitted, in 2011.
SÄYNÄTSALO TOWN HALL
The Säynätsalo Town Hall is one of architect Alvar Aalto’s most significant works. It enjoys a unique position in the history of modern architecture. The Säynätsalo Town Hall is a building with many functions: municipal administration (until 1993), library, residential spaces, business premises and guest rooms. After the guided tour, you can enjoy the delicacies of the Town Hall Café.
Photo: Säynätsalo Town Hall (1949-52). Photo Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.
Program Manager Nina Heikkonen / Alvar Aalto Academy
p. 044 500 1257