Language variant : Alajärvi Parish Centre
Architect : Aalto, Alvar
Locality : Alajärvi
Country : Finland
Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)
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This building, part of the master plan for the centre of Alajärvi, was designed between 1966 and 1970. In the form built, it contains an assembly hall, cafeteria, guest rooms, and staff housing. The early sketches for a more extensive building were altered radically in 1969 just before construction began: thus, the assembly hall turned out much more modest than Aalto had originally intended. The parish centre was erected later than the other buildings of the complex.
Göran Schildt: Alvar Aalto : A Life's Work—Architecture, Design and Art. Otava, 1994, 66.
Ed. Antti Siitonen