Found project: Kulttuuritalo

    Project : Kulttuuritalo

    Language variant : House of Culture

    Architect : Aalto, Alvar

    Completion: 1958

    Locality : Helsinki

    Country : Finland

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

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    Description :

    The House of Culture with its stacked bond units, tailored especially for the varying curves of the rear wall of the auditorium, was a high point in the use of brick for monumental buildings. It is probable that Aalto single-handedly pioneered the use of this material in Finland, which is now applied widely for all building uses.

    Paul David Pearson: Alvar Aalto and the international style. Whitney Library of Design, 1978, 223.

    Ed. Antti Siitonen

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    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Image © Arto Kuorikoski