Architecture by Alvar Aalto 17 Rautatalo / Järnhuset


The booklets in this series present buildings designed by Alvar Aalto, with introductory texts based either on Alvar Aalto’s own writings or on articles written by architectural experts. The contents are enlivened by photographs and architectural drawings of the buildings then and now. The serie has been published since 1976.

The design on which the final building is based was awarded first prize in an invited competition held in 1951. Althought the promulgator of the competition was Hakasalmen Ltd, the building was given the popular name ’Rautatalo’ (the Iron Building), because from the very beginning the intention was that the building should be used to house Finland’s central organisations of ironmongers and builders’ merchants.

48 pages, soft bound, texts in English, Finnish and Swedish
ISBN 978-952-5498-25-7
Publisher Alvar Aalto Museum (2011)

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Additional information

Weight / pc. 0.166 kg
Package dimensions 21 × 21 × 0.5 cm

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