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Architect Alvar Aalto
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Location Jyvaskyla, Finland
Date 1924   timeline
Building Type mixed use club with theater
 Construction System stucco exterior
Climate cold
Context small city
Style Neoclassical presaging Early Modern
Notes Box of theater nicely supported by colonnade base.
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Discussion Worker's Club Commentary

"This is a typical example of Alvar Aalto's early work in his home town in which he first practiced: a working-men's club, built in 1925. The accommodation inside - a meeting-room above and a restaurant below - is clearly expressed on the exterior, and the sharply punctuated wall-surfaces echo some international fashions of the 1920s. These reveal an urge towards modernism which the superficial neoclassical treatment goes some way to disguise."

— J.M. Richards. 800 Years of Finnish Architecture. Vancouver: David and Charles, 1978. p142.

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Sources on Worker's Club

Robert Adam. Classical Architecture. London: Penguin Books, 1990. ISBN 0-670-82613-8. NA260.A26 1990. elevation drawing, fig d, p77. Derek Brentnall.

David Dunster, ed. Alvar Aalto. London: St. Martin's Press, 1978. p28-29

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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