By Mia Hipeli

This most modern addition to the Alvar Aalto Foundation's formidable sequence of books is
the so much remarkable but. Aalto's layout for the campus for Jyväskylä collage of schooling, within the small rural city the place the architect grew up, is likely one of the first competitions the grasp Modernist received as an rising energy within the early Nineteen Fifties. The campus, with its late-19th-century structures, had to be improved and repaired; Aalto's scheme exhibits his mastery of constructing an openness that allowed considerable gentle and panorama to turn into a part of the constructions. With a wealth of photographs and renderings, together with formerly unpublished fabric akin to the contest drawings, and unrealized initiatives by way of the Aalto place of work from a similar period. Texts via Aalto students Päivi Lukkarinen and Mari Forsberg.

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A gift to one’s home town Apart from the campus principles that Aalto brought to Jyväskylä, the JKK architecture has also had other cultural consequences for the town: at the end of the 1950s the so-called “Jyväskylä cultural days” event was first held in the JKK main building, and where Aalto himself often was a guest architectural lecturer. The event gradually evolved into the so-called “Jyväskylän Kesä” or Jyväskylä Festival cultural event, which has continued to the present day. In the city of the Alvar Aalto Museum, the tradition of architectural lectures on the campus has continued with the Alvar Aalto Symposium, held every third year, as well as the design and research seminars and summer schools.

The supervisors’ apartments were placed in between, closing off the access between them. Compared to Aalto’s Baker House dormitory at MIT, completed in 1949, the JKK dormitory is modest, but during the post-war reconstruction period in Finland it was well equipped. In Jyväskylä in the 1950s getting a place in a modern well-equipped dormitory was seen as a rare privilege for a student. 87 Connected to the entrance to the dormitory was a more spacious common room with a kitchenette, while the dormitory rooms were placed opposite each other along a straight corridor.

TKA. 28 Penttilä 2008, 19. The new Aalto University begins operations in 2009, and is a fusion of the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Helsinki School of Economics and Helsinki University of Technology. 21 22 144 A garden plan for Aalto’s campus In Aalto’s plan the college of education building complex is placed at the edge of a larger open field area. The area was demarcated on three sides by the pine-forested ridge. Between the buildings Aalto placed a functional sports park, which included a sports field.

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