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Closed: The Cultivated Landscape of Alvar Aalto

Wed  – Sun 

Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki

The flagship exhibition this autumn highlights a lesser known side of Finland’s most prominent architect, Alvar Aalto (1898–1976): his skill at integrating his designs with the landscape and natural scenery.

For Alvar Aalto, nature symbolized renewal – it was the wellspring of human wellbeing. In defending the power of plants, Aalto saw himself as promulgating the fundamental principles of European humanism. In doing so, he was also an early precursor to the rise of contemporary eco-discourse.

Aalto was well ahead of his time in advocating green corridors and biophilic design, of which his architecture offers a fine sample. Aalto’s legacy in this field forms a valuable part of Finland’s national heritage, and his ideas about landscaping remain relevant as ever today.

Museum of Finnish Architecture
25.9.2019–12.4.2020

Tue-Sun 11.00-18.00, Wed 11.00-20.00

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10€ under 18 yrs free entry

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Events:

Tue

11:00

Sun

18:00

Link to event Makers of Landscapes

Museum of Finnish Architecture

What do landscape architects do? How are changes in the environment reflected in the work of landscape architects?