Defence corps building (1926–29)

Kuvat: Alvar Aalto –museo, Maija Holma

Kuvat: Alvar Aalto –museo, Maija Holma

Kuvat: Alvar Aalto –museo, Maija Holma


Photos: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto museum

The building is not in use; only the exterior can be viewed.

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.

Contact information

Kilpisenkatu 8,
40100 Jyväskylä
 

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Contact information

The symbols indicate the distance from Kompassiaukio (Compass Square) in the centre of Jyväskylä. (Source: Google Maps)
3 min   

Kilpisenkatu 8,
40100 Jyväskylä