Seinajoki Town Hall
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Architect Alvar Aalto
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Location Seinajoki, Finland   map
Date 1962 to 1965   timeline
Building Type government offices, town hall, city hall
 Construction System tile cladding
Climate cold
Context town center
Style Modern
Notes Fan-shape silhouette (in section) for council chamber


Photo, approach perspective

Photo, overview from above, with town hall on the right, and library on the left
More images available on The GBC CD-ROM.  Contributions appreciated.



Plan Drawing

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Discussion Seinajoki Town Hall Commentary

Poignantly, powerfully organic.

Sources on Seinajoki Town Hall

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. diagram, p172. — Updated edition available at

Karl Flieg, ed. Alvar Aalto: Band II 1963-1970. Zurich: Les Editions d'Architecture Artemis, 1971. NA1455.F53A22 1970. plan, p51. — The definite complete works of Aalto. Available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Seinajoki Town Hall


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