Found project: Paimion parantola


    Project : Paimion parantola

    Language variant : Paimio Sanatorium

    Architect : Aalto, Alvar

    Completion: 1932

    Locality : Paimio

    Country : Finland

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

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    Description :

    Securing this commission, the most important he had ever aimed for, was of crucial importance to Aalto at this stage, and the temptation to disguise his adherence to the new architecture and to submit a noncontroversial design may have been great indeed. He avoided this temptation, however, and his victory over the established leaders was on his own terms and placed him in a lone status in Finland. This caused hard feelings that only vanished slowly. The resulting building has been described by every critic who has recorded his thoughts about it as a true example of the heroic period of modern architecture, or some equivalent accolade.

    Paul David Pearson: Alvar Aalto and the international style. Whitney Library of Design, 1978, 84.

    Ed. Antti Siitonen



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