Selection of works from Alvar Aalto - architecture and design.
The Network of Alvar Aalto Cities was launched in Jyväskylä on February 3, 2017. The network’s members are Aalborg, Alajärvi, Espoo, Eura, Hamina, Helsinki, Imatra, Jyväskylä, Järvenpää, Kotka, Kouvola, Lahti, Oulu, Paimio, Pori, Raseborg, Rovaniemi, Seinäjoki, Turku, Vantaa, Varkaus and Wolfsburg.
The Alvar Aalto Cities form a network of active partners that are all of equal standing regardless of the size of the locality or the number of Aalto sites there. The freeform network is being further expanded by inviting towns, cities and municipalities where there is Alvar Aalto architecture of sufficient significance to become members. The network’s activities are coordinated by the Alvar Aalto Foundation.
The network’s goal is to increase Aalto awareness both in Finland and abroad. Joining forces on communications and marketing will, for instance, improve the visibility and accessibility of exhibitions, tourist attractions and events. This will primarily provide a service for tourists with a special interest in the built environment, architecture and Alvar Aalto’s production.
Chair of the Network of Alvar Aalto Cities
The aim is for the network to grow gradually into an international body that spans all the Alvar Aalto Cities. In total there are about forty Alvar Aalto Cities around the world.
Aalborg and Wolsfburg have joined the Network of Alvar Aalto Cities in early 2019!
Our web service built around Alvar Aalto’s architecture, VISIT.ALVARAALTO.FI, was launched on May 24, 2018 in Finnish and English. Published by the Alvar Aalto Foundation, the web service has been designed and produced in partnership with tourism experts and local business operators from each covered area in Finland. The web service is also available in Russian and Japan.
The annual mayors’ meeting in Seinäjoki on February 1–2, 2018 decided that cities abroad with Alvar Aalto architecture sites that are classed as significant are to be invited to join the network.
Photo: Villa Väinölä. Topcu Burahan © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Photo: Auditorium, Aalto University, Otaniemi. Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Photo: Private house, Summa, Hamina. Martti Kapanen © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Photo: Finlandia Hall. Rune Snellman © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Photo: University of Jyväskylä, Main building. Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Photo: Sunila housing area. Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Photo: Rovaniemi Administrative and Cultural Centre, Town Hall. Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Photo: Office Building for Turun Sanomat Newspaper. Gustaf Welin © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Photo: Aerola, housing. Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Photo: Type House, Könönpelto area. Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Photo: Wolfsburg Church (Heilig-Geist-Kirche) and parish centre. Heinrich Heidersberger © Alvar Aalto Foundation.