Defence corps building (1926–29) (Valtiontalo)

Distance to the target from Kompassinaukio in Jyväskylä:

3 min.

Kilpisenkatu 8
40100 Jyväskylä

Paikallinen sää

Lämpötila: 5.9°C Broken, klo 19:59

Defence corps building (1926–29) (Valtiontalo)

Aalto won the architectural competition for the Defence Corps Building. When he designed the building, he was transitioning from classicism to functionalism. However, classicism was still reflected in the floor plan and facade. Originally, the building was intended to house a market hall, a cinema, a large assembly hall with a stage, a restaurant and offices. The building has been almost entirely remodelled.

Opening hours:

The buildig is in office use –  only the exterior can be viewed.

Designed/built in year


Designed by

Alvar Aalto

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