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The Finnish pavilion at the Venice Biennale, designed by Alvar Aalto, was completed in 1956. During a storm in October 2011, a tree fell on the little blue pavilion on the Biennale grounds, damaging the roof and distorting the whole structure.

The exemplary restoration by architect Gianni Talamini made sure the pavilion was unveiled just in time for the 13th Architecture Exhibition.

Read more from the press release.

Finnish Pavilion in Venice Biennale (Alvar Aalto 1956) afer the restoration in 2012. Photo: Gianni Talamini.