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Säynätsalo Town Hall – Säynätsalo, Finland

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Building: Säynätsalo Town Hall
Location: Säynätsalo, Finland
Architect: Alvar Aalto
Construction: 1952

AE Interests: The town hall is a study in opposition: elements of classicism and the monumental blended with modernity and intimacy to form a cohesive new center-point for the community. Spider-like wooden trusses. Hollow wooden steps filled with dirt and grass. Built entirely of brick, including the loadbearing internal walls.

Original AEWM entry by Amanda Higbie

Written by Yanni Zhao

November 26, 2018 at 11:50 am

Posted in Built

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