Drawn in sand. Unrealised visions by Alvar Aalto


This book takes a look at some of Aalto's projects that never got off the drawing board.

139 pages, soft bound, texts in English
ISBN 978-952-5371-06-2
Publisher Alvar Aalto Foundation (2002)

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Alvar Aalto’s unusually long career shows that he was one of the most productive architects of all time. His catalogue of works comprises about 500 projects, only about 200 of which were actually realised. This exhibition catalogue takes a look at some of the projects that never got off the drawing board. The projects have been chosen from lesser-known work of different periods and were mainly designed to be built outside Finland.

Jämsä Church, Finland
The Columbus Memorial, Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
The Stenius housing estate in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki, Finland
Tallinn Art Museum, Estonia
Weekend house for Richmond Temple, Turku archipelago, Finland
Avesta City Centre, Sweden
Heimdal Housing area, Nynäshamn, Sweden
The National Pensions Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Malmi Funeral Chapel, Helsinki, Finland
Cemetery and Chapel of Rest, Lyngby-Taarbaek, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Vogelweildplatz Sports and Congress Centre, Vienna, Austria
Local government buildings, Gothenburg, Sweden
Villa Sambonet, Malpensa, Italy
Kiruna Town Hall, Sweden
Central area plan, ‘Piazza’, Montreal, Canada
Central area plan, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
La Fortezza Concert Hall, Siena, Italy
Patrizia – San Lanfranco, Pavia, Italy
Shiraz Art Museum, Iran

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Weight / pc. 0.922 kg
Package dimensions 28 × 35 × 2 cm

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