Where is Alvar Aalto University located?

Where is Alvar Aalto University located?

Aalto University is located about 10 kilometres away from the city centre of Helsinki. The Undergraduate Centre designed by Alvar Aalto was previously known as the University of Technology main building, and it is located on Otakaari 1. Easiest way to reach Otaniemi from Helsinki city centre is with a metro.

What is the history of Otaniemi university?

A parkland-style campus established in the 1950s forms the core of Otaniemi. The overall vision of the campus was that of Alvar Aalto, and its individual buildings were designed by Aalto and other celebrated Finnish architects such as Reima and Raili Pietilä and Heikki and Kaija Sirén.

What did Alvar Aalto design?

Alvar Aalto designed the original layout of the Otaniemi campus, the main building of the Helsinki University of Technology (now the Undergraduate Centre), and the Otaniemi library building. Aalto’s office also designed other buildings on the campus including the shopping centre near Dipoli.

Where is Aalto University Department of architecture located?

The Aalto University Department of Architecture operates on the university’s campus in Otaniemi, Espoo. In 1923 after graduating with a degree in architecture, Aalto established his first architecture firm in Jyväskylä.

Aalto University, a Finnish university formed by merging Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki School of Economics and TaiK in 2010, is named after Alvar Aalto. An Alvar Aallon katu (Alvar Aalto Street) can be found in five different Finnish cities: Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Oulu, Kotka and Seinäjoki.

When did Alvar Aalto die?

Alvar Aalto died on 11 May 1976, in Helsinki, and is buried in the Hietaniemi cemetery in Helsinki. His wife and the office employees continued the works of the office which were still in progress. In 1978 the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki arranged a major exhibition of Aalto’s works.

What are the best books about Alvar Aalto?

Alvar Aalto: Villa Mairea 1938–39 (2nd ed.). Ram Pubns & Dist. ISBN 978-952-5371-31-4. Pelkonen, Eeva-Liisa (2009). Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity, and Geopolitics. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-11428-7. Schildt, Göran (1994). Alvar Aalto, A life’s work: Architecture, Design and Art.

Where can I find Alvar Aalto’s architectural drawings?

The Architectural Drawings of Alvar Aalto 1917–1939: Aalto’s Own Home in Helsinki, the Finnish Pavilion at the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris, and Other Buildings and Projects, 1932–1937. Garland Architectural Archives. Routledge.