ALVAR AALTO’S MASTERPIECE Finlandia Hall is a masterpiece by the renowned Finnish architect. Alvar Aalto used Carrara marble on the exterior as well as inside the building. He viewed marble as an important link with Mediterranean culture, which he wanted to bring to Finland. Finland's climate caused the marble to warp and break, however, and the building has had to be resurfaced. The most recent refurbishing began in 1990 and lasted nearly a decade. It was finally completed in 1999
Alvar Aalto Finlandia Hall 1962/1967-75 Address Mannerheimintie 13 Exterior visible Open from Monday through Friday 7.30-17 Www www.finlandiatalo.fi
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August 23rd - The World of Alvar Aalto, Helsinki, Finland * Finlandia Hall, an iconic work of the master Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, looms majestically over the Helsinki cityscape and shimmering Toolonlahti Bay. An Aalto pilgrimage should also include a stop at the flagship store of Artek, which sells his legendary furniture, and a tour of his buildings in the nearby university town of Jyvaskyla.
Alvar Aalto, Finlandia Hall. Helsinki, Finland. 1971