Alvar Aalto Architect; Jyväskylä University 1951-71 (Alvar by Mia Hipeli

By Mia Hipeli

This newest addition to the Alvar Aalto Foundation's formidable sequence of books is
the such a lot awesome but. Aalto's layout for the campus for Jyväskylä university 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 strength within the early Nineteen Fifties. The campus, with its late-19th-century structures, had to be increased and repaired; Aalto's scheme indicates his mastery of constructing an openness that allowed ample mild and panorama to turn into a part of the structures. With a wealth of photographs and renderings, together with formerly unpublished fabric resembling the contest drawings, and unrealized initiatives via the Aalto workplace from an analogous period. Texts by way of Aalto students Päivi Lukkarinen and Mari Forsberg.

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6 The Harju ridge steps designed by architect G. Wahlroos were built in 1925. 7 Schildt 1984, 203–204 (translation modified); ”Eräs kaupunkimme kaunistustoimenpide ja sen mahdollisuudet”. 1925. 8 Karjula 2001, 136. TAIKU. 9 Since the inception of the position, Jernström worked as the Helsinki City Gardener, but he never held the position on a permanent basis. Even though Jernström was seen as a worthy gardener, he lost the competition for the permanent position of Helsinki City Gardener to a Swedish colleague in 1889.

13 Karjula 1998, 45–46. TAIKU. 14 Karjula 1998, 48–51. TAIKU. Cultivation spread to the western edge of Seminary Park, in the area between the former Teacher Training School and the sports field, where a kitchen garden and nursery were established. Raatikainen 1986, 100. Each of the student teachers had their own training allotments, probably situated in the kitchen garden. At the same time, the teacher seminary received a new greenhouse that was larger and better equipped than the previous one.

115 The linoleum surface of the teacher’s desk, designed by Artek, was either black or white. The desk pads were either yellow, blue, brown or offwhite. The same colours alternated in the different classrooms also for the protective backboard of the harmonium as well as in the sliding doors of the shelving on the window wall. The teachers’ chairs were Domus chairs designed by interior designer Ilmari Tapiovaara. 112 45 115 113 114 116 The focal point of the campus, the sports field, is transformed each winter into a skating rink.

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