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16th Alvar Aalto Symposium 22.-23.8.2024 Jyväskylä, Finland

Main event venue:

Main building of the University of Jyväskylä.
Address: Seminaarinkatu 15, 40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

The 16th Alvar Aalto Symposium – Weight of the Architecture is a hybrid event, onsite in Jyväskylä, Finland, and virtual for a large international audience around the world. The traditional onsite venue is the main building of the University of Jyväskylä (Alvar Aalto, 1955).

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Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

Jyväskylä – the city of Aalto’s architecture
In Jyväskylä, the city of lakes and hills in the heart of Central Finland, Finnish Lakeland, you’ll find the largest number of masterful buildings in the whole world designed by the world-famous architect and academician Alvar Aalto. The impressive portfolio of 29 locations includes, for instance, the Alvar Aalto Museum, Muurame Church and Säynätsalo Town Hall, which is regarded as one of Aalto’s finest works.

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The event is organized by the Alvar Aalto Academy together with the City of Jyväskylä and other partners.

Within the framework of the Alvar Aalto Academy brand, the aim of the Alvar Aalto Foundation is to raise critical and future-looking discussion about the built environment and design. The Alvar Aalto Academy (founded 1999) fosters training, research and events on modern architecture and design in Finland and abroad.

The purpose of the Alvar Aalto Foundation (founded 1968) is to work for the benefit of architecture as an art form, especially by taking into account the works and goals of Alvar Aalto. The Alvar Aalto Foundation conserves archive material regarding Alvar Aalto as well as his spiritual legacy and acts as an international information centre for his architecture and design works. The foundation manages its collections, organizes exhibitions, produces publications and participates in architecture and design education in cooperation with industry and society at large.


Would you be interested in an event partnership with the Alvar Aalto Academy / Alvar Aalto Foundation. Would you like your company to be featured at the 16th Alvar Aalto Symposium in Jyväskylä, arrange a training or professional practice day for your work team or have your company’s message spread through our global network? Don’t hesitate to contact us. Read more about partnership possibilities here.

Further information:

Nina Heikkonen
Programme Manager, Alvar Aalto Foundation
+358 44 500 1257 

Aila Svenskberg
Event Communications, Alvar Aalto Foundation
+358 040 659 1930