The 125th anniversary of Alvar Aalto’s birth on February 3


The highpoint of the anniversary year is the opening on 27.5.2023 of the Aalto2 museum hub. It combines two Alvar Aalto-designed edifices, the Museum of Central Finland (1956–61, 1991) and the Alvar Aalto Museum (1971–73). The new section built between the two museums has been designed by Arkkitehtitoimisto A-Konsultit Oy and forms a connection between the two buildings, where people can experience a fascinating piece of the history of Central Finland and delve into Alvar Aalto’s thrilling architecture and design.

The museum hub’s major opening exhibition Ihmisen jäljet – maailmanperintöä / Human Traces – World Heritage takes up world-heritage themes ranging from Aalto’s architecture to the Finnish sauna tradition. The public can learn about the local cultural heritage in the Museum of Central Finland’s permanent exhibition Exploring Central Finland. The Alvar Aalto Museum’s new main exhibition AALTO – Work and Life introduces Aalto’s production and the ideas behind his design to constantly new target audiences.


Information about Alvar Aalto´s, Aino Aalto´s and Elissa Aalto’s personal history and production.

Discover the Alvar Aalto Route’s architecture sites on the Visit Alvar Aalto online service at

Further information:
Coordinator of the Alvar Aalto 125 jubilleum
Collaboration Manager Mari Forsberg
Tel. +358 (0)50 325 1909

Alvar Aalto in 1940´s. Photo Mäkinen © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Aalto2 museum hub, conceptual drawing Arkkitehtitoimisto A-Konsultit Oy.


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