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A proposal has been made to the Uusimaa Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment to place a conservation order on the Alvar Aalto-designed Academic Bookstore’s Book Palace. In the Alvar Aalto Foundation’s proposal this architecturally and culturally valuable department-store building completed in 1969 would be protected under the Act on the Protection of Buildings. Statutory conservation would protect the authentic appearance of the Book Palace’s interiors more fully than the current town plan, during the planned alteration work on the Academic Bookstore.

For more information, please read the conservation proposal press release.

Further information:

Director Susanna Pettersson,, tel. +358 40 7360 699,
Alvar Aalto Foundation/ Alvar Aalto Museum

Chief Architect Tuula Pöyhiä,, tel. +358 50 378 5385,
Alvar Aalto Museum