Skip to main content


The Cultivated Landscape of Alvar Aalto exhibition highlights a lesser known side of Alvar Aalto (1898–1976): his ingenious skill at integrating his designs with the landscape and natural scenery.

The landscape was an integral aspect of architecture for Alvar Aalto. He was a master at fusing his buildings with their natural surroundings, inviting nature to become one with his architecture. The exhibition takes a comprehensive look at how various features of the landscape influenced Aalto´s design process and his unique way of interpreting the surroundings in dialoque with his architecture.

The exhibition concept is by Professor Emeritus Tom Simons, with texts by curator Teija Isohauta. The exhibition was co-produced by the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Alvar Aalto Foundation.

The Cultivated Landscape of Alvar Aalto
At the Gallery of the Alvar Aalto Museum 14.5. – 25.10.2020
Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä

Further information:
Alvar Aalto Museum
Tel. +358 40 135 6210

Villa Mairea (1938-39), Noormarkku. Photo Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation.