ALVAR AALTO IN TURKU

Marvel the first features of modernism in Aalto’s architecture

ALVAR & AINO AALTO AND ERIK BRYGGMAN

On this tour we talk about how modern architecture came to Finland. Alvar Aalto, Aino Marsio-Aalto and Erik Bryggman are behind the change from classical architecture to modern. Finland’s first modern buildings were built in Turku.

Our guide takes you to see three buildings Aaltos designed in Turku center – Southwestern Finland Agricultural Cooperative Building, Tapani building apartment house and Turun Sanomat-newspaper building. You will also see some buildings from Erik Bryggman that were built at the same period as Aalto’s buildings.

Guide will tell you about Aaltos time in Turku, how their designs change from classical style to modernism while they’re working on buildings in Turku. You will see some buildings in transition and some completely modern buildings, designs following all Le Corbusier’s five principles.

TURKU CITY CENTER

  • Duration

    1,5h

  • Price

    Minimum charge 90 € (1–5 persons).
    6 or more persons 90 € + 1 € /person.
    Groups over 15 persons group leader free of charge.

  • Starting location

    Market square, corner next to Wiklund shop.

  • Languages

    Finnish, English.

    Ask for other languages.

  • Notice

    Tour mostly outside.

    It’s possible to reserve a lunch for your group at Southwestern Finland Agricultural Cooperative Building. Ask for more information.