Photo: Kaisa Vermasheinä / City of Helsinki
The recently opened web service Visit.alvaraalto.fi provides friends of architecture and culture with a compilation of Alvar Aalto’s unique architectural landmarks and different kinds of tourist services around Finland.
The website has a selection of the best Aalto architecture and high-quality tourist services, which form interesting Aalto routes around Finland. In addition to the renowned classic buildings and the lesser known architectural objects, the tourist can feast on experiences of local nature, culture and delicacies.
In Helsinki, there are several Aalto objects. The selection on the website includes, among others, the Finlandia Hall, Rautatalo (“Iron house”), the Helsinki Hall of Culture, as well as Alvar Aalto’s atelier and home.
The website also offers a vast selection of objects in other parts of Finland. Examples of these are the famous Säynätsalo Town Hall in the landscapes of Päijänne, the Muuratsalo Experimental House that was also the summer home of Alvar Aalto, and the Alvar Aalto museum, where the visitor can attend exhibitions and dive into the architect’s extensive range of works and life.
The routes have been planned and realised in co-operation with experts from the Alvar Aalto Foundation, tourist area guides and local entrepreneurs. The national tourist route project, co-ordinated by the Alvar Aalto Foundation, has received funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture’s productisation of cultural tourism project fund.
The web service is available in Finnish and English.
Go and click on the website here.