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Network of Alvar Aalto Cities

The Network of Alvar Aalto Cities was launched in Jyväskylä on February 3, 2017. The network’s members are AlajärviEspoo, Eura, Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Järvenpää, Kotka, Kouvola, Oulu, Paimio, Pori, Rovaniemi, SeinäjokiTurku and Varkaus.

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.

In the future, the network will be expanded to take in municipalities abroad with major Alvar Aalto-designed buildings. 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.

Alajärvi

 

Photo: Villa Väinölä. Topcu Burahan / Alvar Aalto Museum.

Espoo

 

Photo: Auditorium, Aalto University, Otaniemi. Maija Holma / Alvar Aalto Museum.

Eura

 

Photo: Stepped terrace house. Maija Holma / Alvar Aalto Museum.

Helsinki

 

Photo: Finlandia Hall. Rune Snellman / Alvar Aalto Museum.

Jyväskylä

Alvar Aalto on Visit Jyväskylä website

Photo: University of Jyväskylä, Main building. Maija Holma / Alvar Aalto Museum.

Järvenpää

www.villakokkonen.fi

Photo: Interior of Villa Kokkonen. Maija Holma / Alvar Aalto Museum

 

Kotka

 

Photo: Sunila housing area. Maija Holma / Alvar Aalto Museum.

Kouvola

 

Photo: Housing area, Inkeroinen. Mikko Merckling / Alvar Aalto Museum.

Oulu

Visit Oulu

Photo: Toppila, Cellulose factory. Alvar Aalto Museum.

Paimio

 

Photo: Paimio Sanatorium. Maija Holma / Alvar Aalto Museum.

 

Pori

 

Photo: Villa Mairea, Noormarkku. Maija Holma / Alvar Aalto Museum.

 

Rovaniemi

 

Photo: Rovaniemi Administrative and Cultural Centre, Town Hall. Maija Holma / Alvar Aalto Museum.

Seinäjoki

Visit Seinäjoki – Experience Alvar Aalto

Photo: The Cross of the Plains Church and Parish Centre. Maija Holma / Alvar Aalto Museum

Turku

 

Photo: Office Building for Turun Sanomat Newspaper. Gustaf Welin / Alvar Aalto Museum

Varkaus

 

Photo: Type House, Könönpelto area. Maija Holma / Alvar Aalto Museum.