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Aalto2 museum center in Jyväskylä.

Aalto2 (Alvar Aalto Museum, Museum of Central Finland)

Alvar Aallon katu 7, 40600 Jyväskylä

tel. 0447909827 info@aalto2.museum https://aalto2.museum/

Aalto2 museum center consists of two buildings designed by Alvar Aalto: the Alvar Aalto Museum (1971–1973) and the Museum of Central Finland (1956–1961, 1991), with an adjoining gallery. Opened in May 2023, the new space includes a museum shop and an open venue. The new part was designed by Arkkitehtitoimisto A-Konsultit Oy.

Alvar Aalto -museum sign infront of the museum.

Alvar Aalto Museum (1971–73)

Alvar Aallon katu 7, 40600 Jyväskylä

tel. +358 44 790 9827 info@aalto2.museum https://aalto2.museum/en/home/

The Alvar Aalto Museum is located on a slope by Lake Jyväsjärvi, next to the University of Jyväskylä and the Museum of Central Finland. The first plans for the museum building were completed in 1970.

Viitatorni in Viitaniemi, Jyväskylä, designed by Alvar Aalto

Viitatorni (1957–62)

Viitaniementie 16, 40720 Jyväskylä

Viitatorni is a high-rise building designed by Alvar Aalto that dominates and unites the garden suburb of Viitaniemi.

A person taking a picture of Muuratsalo experimental house

Muuratsalo experimental house (1952–54)

Melalammentie, 40900 Säynätsalo

tel. +358 40 135 6210

Alvar Aalto’s summer residence – also known as Muuratsalo Experimental House – is located on an island five kilometres from Säynätsalo Town Hall.

University of Jyväskylä's main building from the outside

University of Jyväskylä

Seminaarinkatu 15, 40100 Jyväskylä

tel. +358 500 645 146

In 1951, Alvar Aalto was the winner of an invitational competition to design the expansion of the Jyväskylä College of Education. The competition included not only several new buildings, but a comprehensive plan for the layout of the campus. Aalto’s plan, called URBS, received credit for integrating the proposed buildings in the environment, as well as preserving more of the existing campus structures than competing proposals. In several stages over the 1950s, the campus saw the completion of a new main building, a library, cafeteria and conference buildings, a residential hall, two gyms, a swimming pool, a staff residence, and a heating plant. Apart from these buildings, all clad in red brick, the plan included a sports field, greeneries and pathways, as well as several ceremonial courtyards including the so-called Alvar Plaza.

An Alvar Aalto destination, the Säynätsalo Town Hall photographed from the outside.

Säynätsalo Town Hall (1949–52)

Parviaisentie 9, 40900 Säynätsalo

tel. +358 46 582 1060 info@tavolobianco.com http://www.tavolobianco.com

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.

Jyväskylä workers' club's upper floor foyer wall

Jyväskylä workers’ club (1924–25)

Väinönkatu 7, 40100 Jyväskylä

tel. 010 231 4400.

The conference and theatre building of the Jyväskylä workers’ association is the first significant public building designed by Aalto.

Aira building in summer

Aira building (1924–26)

Tapionkatu 2,, 40100 Jyväskylä

Intended for railway employees, this three-storey brick building is the first block of flats designed by Alvar Aalto. It has 18 apartments of equal size.

Iittala outlet Jyväskylä

Ahjokatu 5, 40320 Jyväskylä

tel. +358 204 39 3532 shop.jyvaskyla@iittala.com https://www.iittala.com/fi/fi/outlet

Welcome to Jyväskylä’s Iittala outlets! The joy of finding a bargain plus much loved brands: Arabia, Fiskars, Hackman and Iittala. If you appreciate good design and items that will withstand the test of time, visit an Iittala outlet to discover first and second-quality bargains and pick up useful ideas on classics and new creations to grace your table.

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