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The Central City Alvar Aalto Library – Vyborg, Russia

Posted in Built by Amanda Higbie on August 30, 2010

Building: The Central City Alvar Aalto Library (originally Viipuri Library)
Location: Suvorova 4, Vyborg 188900, Russia
Status: Completed 1935
Architect: Alvar Aalto

AEInterest: Thirty-inch thick exterior walls contain building’s mechanical systems. Acoustically designed undulating ceiling in auditorium. Innovative use of wood in modernist architecture. Currently undergoing major restoration.

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