short biography

Alvar Aalto (Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto, born 1898 in Kuortane / Finland, died 1976 in Helsinki) was one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. In 1923 he opened an architectural office near Helsinki. He developed a functional style and the integration of organic elements in his buildings. Together with his wife Aino Aalto he designed a revolutionary chair system of bent wooded stools, chairs, armchairs and tea carts, glass vases and glass bowls since the 1930s years.

Architecture, urban planning, development of a functional style, furniture design, architecture theories

1929 Paimio Sanatorium, Paimio / Finland
1931 Central University Hospital, Zagreb
1932 Villa Tammekann, Tartu / Estonia
1933 Tuberculosis Sanatorium Paimio
1935 Municipal library, Vyborg / Russia
1935 Ravintola Savoy Restaurant, Helsinki
1937 Finnish Pavilion, World Exhibition Paris
1939 Villa Mairea, Noormarkku / Finland
1939 Finnish Pavilion, World Exhibition New York
1949 Baker House, Cambridge / Massachusetts
1939/1954 Residences in Sunila
1952 Säynätsalo Town Hall
1956 Finnish Pavilion Venice Biennale
1957 The Experimental House, Muuratsalo / Finland
1958 House of Culture Helsinki
1958 Art Museum Baghdad
1962 Aalto-Hochhaus Neue Vahr Bremen
1962 Cultural Center Leverkusen
1962 Alvar Aalto Kulturhaus Wolfsburg
1964 Technical University of Helsinki Espoo
1965 Regional Library of Lapland, Rovaniemi / Finland
1965 City Center Castrop-Rauxel
1968 Nordic House, Reykjavik
1970 Mount Angel Abbey Library, Mt. Angel / Oregon, USA
1972 Art Museum Alborg
1971 Finlandia Hall, Helsinki
1988 Aalto Theater Essen

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    Mock Room Brutto Gusto, Berlin
  • 12. Sep 29. Nov
    T-Tris BPS22, Hainaut Province's Art Museum
  • 16. Mar 12. Sep
    Making Choices MOMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York