Säynätsalo Town Hall (1949–52)

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Parviaisentie 9
40900 Säynätsalo
tel. +358 46 582 1060
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Säynätsalo Town Hall (1949–52)

Constructed between 1949 and 1952, Säynätsalo Town Hall is among Alvar Aalto’s most significant works. It holds a special status in the history of twentieth-century architecture. This unique building attracted attention even at the construction stage. Since completion, the building has attracted visitors from all over the world: groups of students and architects as well as individual visitors. Today, about 3,000–4,000 people visit the site every year. Some say that the town hall has made Säynätsalo the best-known island in Finland internationally.

An invitational competition was held for the design of Säynätsalo Town Hall in 1949. Aalto created a distinctive monument for the small municipality of Säynätsalo. This castle-like red brick building has an elevated courtyard with entrances to the administrative offices and the library. Located higher than the rest of the building, the council chamber dominates the area. The building also has apartments and commercial facilities, some of which have been converted for other purposes. Aalto monitored the construction of the town hall with great care. It is regarded as one of his main works. Source: Alvar Aalto Museum

Pricing and opening times 2022:

Entrance fee 10 €/ 6 € (students, seniors, unemployed). Scheduled general guides are included in the entrance fee.

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Arriving with a charter bus:

Arriving to the new charter bus stop is easy by driving along Parviaisentie clockwise to the new stop. This way there is no need to reverse at the town hall.

Bus connections:

Buses 16 and 16M from Kauppatori, Jyväskylä Market Place to Säynätsalo every half an hour.


Säynätsalo town hall can be easily reached by taxi. Ask JYTAKSI for more information.

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The new charter bus stop is ready for use. Drive along the Parviaisentie street clockwise, so there is no need to reverse.

Designed/built in year


Designed by

Alvar Aalto

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