Articles / Aaalto, Alvar (1898 - 1976), an architect

Aaalto, Alvar (1898 - 1976), an architect

Subject / Architecture/Personnel

Aaalto, Alvar (1898 - 1976), a Finnish architect and designer. Alvar Aalto graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in Helsinki in 1921. He was an expert in Functionalism and natural architecture. Among the most famous constructions of Aalto there was: the Workers' Community Centre in Yuvyaskyulya (1923-1925), the sanatorium in Paimio near Turku City (1929-1933), the pavilion of Finland for the World's Fair in New York (1939), the students' hostels of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1947), the building of the Syaunatsalo City Council (1950-1952), the Scandinavian Centre in Reykjavík (1965-1968), the palace "Finland" in Helsinki (1967-1971). Alvar Aalto was the Finnish Architects' Union President (1943-1958), the President of the Finland Academy (1963-1968), an Honorary Doctor of the Princeton and Columbia Universities, the Polytechnic Institutes of Helsinki, Zürich, Milan, Vienna, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The project of the Vyborg Town library building brought the European fame to Alvar Aalto (1930-1935) (see the article: the A. Aalto Vyborg Town Central Library).

Chekanova, Olga Aleksandrovna

Aalto, Alvar

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Vyborg Town

Кепп Е.Е. Архитектурные памятники Выборга. Л., 1977., 205-211
Brady Joe. Alvar Aalto. URL:, 205-211
Сайт библиотеки. URL:, 205-211

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Vyborg Central Town Library named after A. Aalto