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Alajarvi Town Hall
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Architect Alvar Aalto
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Location Alajarvi, Finland
Date 1966   timeline
Building Type town hall, city hall, government
 Construction System granite cladding
Climate cold
Context small town
Style Modern
Notes Eroded entry facade.
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Discussion Alajarvi Town Hall Commentary

"Alajärvi is a small town with a population of about 5,000, in west central Finland. The project consisted of a town hall and health centre, together with a separate community centre, the whole embracing an inner pedestrian zone. The new buildings are intended to blend with the surroundings, which include the nearby neo-classical church, retaining as far as possible the rural character of the place."

— Karl Fleig. Alvar Aalto. p155.

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Sources on Alajarvi Town Hall

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. mediation diagram, p209. — Updated edition available at Amazon.com

Karl Fleig. Alvar Aalto. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1975. NA 1455.F53A239. ISBN 0-275-49660-0. p155.

Karl Flieg, ed. Alvar Aalto: Band II 1963-1970. Zurich: Les Editions d'Architecture Artemis, 1971. NA1455.F53A22 1970. site plan, p54. plan, p57.

Malcolm Quantrill. Alvar Aalto: A Critical Study. New York: Schocken Books, 1983. ISBN 0-8052-3845-X. NA1455.F53A237. p222.

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