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Alvar Aalto Symposium is an international forum for discussion on contemporary architecture. It is a triennial event, that brings professionals from around the world together to engage in current topics in architecture. The aim is to raise critical discussion about the artistic, social and technical challenges of contemporary architecture.

The 14th Alvar Aalto Symposium will be held in Jyväskylä, Finland. The venue is the traditional main building of the University of Jyväskylä (Alvar Aalto 1955). The event is organized by the Alvar Aalto Academy together with the City of Jyväskylä and numerous other partners. Symposium is chaired by architect, professor Markku Hedman. The language of the event is English.


Nina Heikkonen
Program Manager, Alvar Aalto Academy / Alvar Aalto Foundation
+358 44 500 1257

Media contact
Mirkka Vidgren
+358 40 168 5142


Symposium event 30–31 August 2018
Main building of the University of Jyväskylä (C)
Address: Seminaarinkatu 15, Jyväskylä, Finland

Evening party 30 August 2018
Alvar Aalto Museum
Address: Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä, Finland

Finland is easily accessible from all over the world. Many international airlines have regular flights to Helsinki, and Jyväskylä is easy to reach from there by plane, train or bus. The flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 40 minutes, and the train or bus journey about 3 hours. Tikkakoski Airport/ Jyväskylä is located only 20 min drive from the city centre, and trains and busses arrive right in the city centre at the public transport interchange.For more details on traveling, please see:

City of Jyväskylä
Visit Jyväskylä

Helsinki-Vantaa airport
Jyväskylä airport
VR (Finnish State Railways)
Matkahuolto (Buses and coaches in Finland)