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The 14th International Alvar Aalto Symposium – New Housing Solutions for Cities in Change will be held on 30–31 August 2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland.


The seminar programme includes presentations from a variety of disciplines and perspectives to new housing solutions. Check out the programme and book your tickets to the architectural event of the year. Early bird tickets for Alvar Aalto Symposium are sold until 30.6.2018. Click here to get one yourself!


Who are the people that will inspire us in Alvar Aalto Symposium?

The speakers represent a wide, multidisciplinary group of professionals and experts from the fields related to the themes of the seminar. We will present you all the speakers during the coming weeks. We are happy to start the presentation with Danish architect Mikkel Frost, who is known for his Cebra housing project.

The rest of the presentations of the speakers will be published in Instagram and Facebook where you´ll find also some video clips about the speakers and their works. Click yourself in and stay tuned!

is a founding partner of multidisciplinary Danish architecture office CEBRA, which he started together with Carsten Primdahl and Kolja Nielsen in 2001. As co-founding partner Mikkel Frost is at the head of CEBRA’s creative work and strategic development, through which the office has gained recognition with award winning projects in Scandinavia and a growing international portfolio. He has acted as partner in charge on some of CEBRA’s most significant housing projects, such as the Iceberg residential complex, the Children’s Home of the Future and the Grundfos Halls of Residence.

In the Avar Aalto Symposium Mikkel Frost will present CEBRA’s approach to the growing variety of individual demands placed on urban housing and living following from these demographic changes. Read more about Mikkel Frost here.

Architect Mikkel Frost.

Mikkel Frost: Holiday Home Treldehuset. Photo Mikkel Frost.


Programme of the Seminar

The Symposium will take place on Thursday 30 August at 11.00–18.15 and Friday August 31 at 9.00–17.30 at the Jyväskylä University Main Building. An award ceremony of the architectural design competition Asuntoreformi 2018 will take place in connection with the Alvar Aalto Symposium. See the whole programme of the seminar here.

Tickets and seminar registration

Daily registration can be purchased for 1 or 2 days. Registration and the purchase of tickets for additional programmes can be completed at the same time. Book your seat now and get your mobile ticket straight into your inbox!

Early bird until 30 June 2018: 1 Day 60€ / 2 Days 100€

Normal price from 1 July 2018: 1 Day 80€ / 2 Days 140€

Student early bird until 30 June 2018: 1 Day 35€ / 2 Days 50€

Student from 1 July 2018: 1 Day 50€ / 2 Days 80€

(incl. seminar program, coffee served during the seminar, evening programme and food on 30 August 2018 and free admission to the Alvar Aalto Museum during 29 August – 2 September 2018).

Alvar Aalto Symposium Dinner cruise 31 August 2018: 65€ (incl. cruise and buffet dinner).
Architectural excursion 1 September 2018: 15€ (incl. bus transportation and guided tour).
14th Alvar Aalto Symposium 2018 publication: 15€ (publication available at the seminar venue 30–31 August 2018 against the payment receipt).


Further information:

Nina Heikkonen
Program Manager / Alvar Aalto Academy
Tel. +358 44 500 1257