Found project: Seinäjoen keskusta


    Project : Seinäjoen keskusta

    Language variant : Town plan for Seinäjoki centre

    Architect : Aalto, Alvar

    Completion: 1988

    Locality : Seinäjoki

    Country : Finland

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

    Description :

    In the description attached to his competition entry (in the Aalto archives), Aalto wrote: "We find in the history of architecture precedents for a mere street crossing that forms the city centre. Some from the period of Greek colonization have been preserved to the present day (Palermo, Quattrofontane). The four streets converging in the central point of Seinäjoki widen there, generating a liberating rhythm without, however, disrupting the interplay of building volumes. The crossing, with its widened street openings, forms a star-shaped traffic plaza, to which the pedestrian plazas are connected at the ends."

    Göran Schildt: Alvar Aalto : A Life's Work-Architecture, Design and Art. Otava, 1994, 33.

    Ed. Antti Siitonen



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    Seinäjoen keskusta
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    Seinäjoen keskusta
    Seinäjoen keskusta
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski