Alvar Aalto Week 2019

Thank you all who participated in the events!

Tack alla som var med!

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A week dedicated to Alvar Aalto, Architecture and Design, will be held in Turku and Paimio 23rd August – 1st September, 2019.

Below the tours  available in English and/or Swedish. Tickets available at our webshop.

Alvar Aalto-veckan, som arrangeras årligen i olika städer, kommer i år till Åbo och Pemar 23.8.- 1.9.2019 – veckan har flera evenemang vars teman anknyter till Alvar Aalto, arkitektur, formgivning, boende och byggd miljö.

Nedan alla turer som vi arrangerar på engelska och/eller svenska. Biljetter kan  köpas i vår webshop.

Finnish speaking tours – please see here. Suomenkielinen ohjelmisto täällä.

PROGRAM IN ENGLISH

Sat 24.8.  at 12 – 16 Paimio: Behind the closed doors of Sanatorium buildings

Today you get to visit some of the Paimio sanatorium buildings that cannot normally be visited. Entrance to the annex buildings at 12-16 and a special closed doors tour at the Sanatorium every full hour (duration 30 min.)
Sanatorium tours start at the Sanatorium main entrance, Alvar Aallontie 275, Paimio. Entrance to annex buildings shown with separate signage. Get tickets.

Sat 24.8. at 16 Paimio: Sanatorium Standard tour

Get to know the masterpiece by Alvar Aalto.  A guided tour at the Sanatorium including architecture, interior and life at the sanatorium.
Start at the Sanatorium main entrance, Alvar Aallontie 275, Paimio. Duration approx. 1.5 h. Get tickets.

Sun 25.8. at 15.30 Paimio: Sanatorium Standard tour 

Get to know the masterpiece by Alvar Aalto.  A guided tour at the Sanatorium including architecture, interior and life at the sanatorium.
Start at the Sanatorium main entrance, Alvar Aallontie 275, Paimio. Duration approx. 1.5 h. Get tickets.
NOTE: For this tour, there is a bus transfer from Turku and back  available!

Tue 27.8. at 17  Turku:  Pioneers of Modernism   –  Guided Walk

Alvar Aalto, Aino Marsio-Aalto and Erik Bryggman are behind the change from classical architecture to modern. Finland’s first modern buildings were built in Turku. See some of the buildings  from that  period as Aalto’s buildings and hear more about this interesting time in history. You will see some buildings in transition and some completely modern buildings.
Start at Aurakatu 2, Turku. Duration 1.5 h. Get tickets.

Wed 28.6. at 12 Turku: Guided visit to A-Factory

Limited number of tickets available. Only on preorder, more information on the ticket . Get tickets

Thu 29.8. at 14 Turku: Chapels and Cemetary – Guided Walk

Beautiful Resurrection Chapel by Erik Bryggman gave solace to people when it was finished during II world war in 1941. No photo can tell you how sunlight reflects from altar and surrounding forest connects to the interior.  Holy Cross Chapel is the most important work of Pekka Pitkänen. It has been stripped of everything non-essential to focus on the essential – to say goodbye to loved one and see them to ground. The concrete surface come to life in the most well thought details in this chapel from 1967. Tour also covers some of the cemetary around.
Start: Hautausmaantie 21 (Resurrection Chapel), Turku. Duration 1.5 h. Get tickets.

Thu 29.8. at 18 Paimio: Sanatorium Theme tour  – Young architects

Get to know the masterpiece by Alvar Aalto.  A guided tour at the Sanatorium including architecture, interior and life at the sanatorium. On the theme tour you will also learn more about the life and work of Alvar and Aino Aalto.
Start at the Sanatorium main entrance, Alvar Aallontie 275, Paimio. Duration approx. 2 h. Get tickets.

Fri 30.8. at 10 Turku:  Pioneers of Modernism   –  Guided Walk

Alvar Aalto, Aino Marsio-Aalto and Erik Bryggman are behind the change from classical architecture to modern. Finland’s first modern buildings were built in Turku. See some of the buildings  from that  period as Aalto’s buildings and hear more about this interesting time in history. You will see some buildings in transition and some completely modern buildings.
Start at Aurakatu 2, Turku. Duration 1.5 h. Get tickets.

Fri 30.8. at 17 Turku:  Turku architechture ups and downs  – Guided Walk

On this tour we will explore what Turku is all about, from architectural point of view. How the city has changed, for the better and for the worse. Along Aurakatu street we discuss fires, art, Finnish art nouveau, modern city planning and influencers in Turku.
Start in front of the Turku Art Museum, Aurakatu 26, Turku. Duration 1.5 h. Get tickets.

Fri 30.8. at 18 Paimio: Sanatorium Theme tour – Cultural history

Get to know the masterpiece by Alvar Aalto.  A guided tour at the Sanatorium including architecture, interior and life at the sanatorium. On the theme tour you will also learn more about the society and life in the 1930s.
Start at the Sanatorium main entrance, Alvar Aallontie 275, Paimio. Duration approx. 2 h. Get tickets.
NOTE: For this tour, there is a bus transfer from Turku and back  available!

Sat 31.8. at 15.30 Paimio: Sanatorium Standard tour

Get to know the masterpiece by Alvar Aalto.  A guided tour at the Sanatorium including architecture, interior and life at the sanatorium.
Start at the Sanatorium main entrance, Alvar Aallontie 275, Paimio. Duration approx. 1.5 h. Get tickets.
NOTE: For this tour, there is a bus transfer from Turku and back  available!

Sun 1.9. at 13.30 Paimio: Sanatorium Standard tour

Get to know the masterpiece by Alvar Aalto.  A guided tour at the Sanatorium including architecture, interior and life at the sanatorium.
Start at the Sanatorium main entrance, Alvar Aallontie 275, Paimio. Duration approx. 1.5 h. Get tickets.
NOTE: For this tour, there is a bus transfer from Turku and back  available!

Bus transfers

There will be bus transfers from Turku to the Sanatorium and back during the Alvar Aalto week, according to the schedule below. Price for the transfer is 5 euros, return. Ticket should be purchased at our web shop as a package with the tour in question.

Sunday 25.8. and Saturday 31.8. bus for Sanatorium standard tour and the dance recital*, timetable:
From Turku at 14, from sanatorium at 17.15

Friday 30.8.  bus for Sanatorium theme tour of cultural history, timetable:
From Turku at 17.30, from sanatorium at 20.15

Sunday 1.9. bus for Sanatorium standard tour, timetable:
From Turku at 13, from sanatorium at 15.15

Bus leaves  from the corner of Maariankatu and Brahenkatu in Turku. It is also possible to board the bus and get off at the motorway (E18) stop Skarppakullantie.

*Notice the longer time at the Sanatorium for some of the transfers, to be able to attend the dance recital. Separate tickets: https://paimiontanssinystavat.tapahtumiin.fi/fi/

PROGRAM PÅ SVENSKA 

Sö 25.8. kl 15.30 Pemar: Sanatorium standardtur
Lär känna denna Alvar Aalto mästerverk.  På denna guidade rundtur på sanatorium talar vi om arkitektur,  interiör design samt livet på sanatorium.
Start vid sanatoriets huvudingång, Alvar Aallontie 275, Pemar. Längd ca 1.5 h. Köp biljetter.
NOTERA: För denna tur, samt dansprogram, bustransfer från Åbo tur o retur.

Ti 27.8. kl 17  Åbo:  Modernismens pionjärer   –  Guidad vandring
Alvar Aalto, Aino Marsio-Aalto och Erik Bryggman är de arkitekter som i Finland startade med modernismen. De första finska funktionalistiska hus byggdes i Åbo. Under turen talas om denna intressanta period i tiden samt diskuteraras byggnader som byggdes under övergången och de helt moderna byggnader.
Start vid Auragatan 2, Åbo. Längd 1.5 h. Köp biljetter.

Fr 30.8. kl 18 Pemar: Sanatorium tematur – kulturhistoria
Lär känna denna Alvar Aalto mästerverk.  På denna guidade rundtur på sanatorium talar vi om arkitektur,  interiör design samt livet på sanatorium. Under temat kulturhistoria talas mera om samhället under 1930-talet och vad som hände på sanatoriet under årtionden.
Start vid sanatoriets huvudingång, Alvar Aallontie 275, Pemar. Längd ca 2 h. Köp biljetter.
NOTERA: För denna tur bustransfer från Åbo tur o retur.

Sa 31.8. kl 15.30 Pemar: Sanatorium standardtur
Lär känna denna Alvar Aalto mästerverk.  På denna guidade rundtur på sanatorium talar vi om arkitektur,  interiör design samt livet på sanatorium.
Start vid sanatoriets huvudingång, Alvar Aallontie 275, Pemar. Längd ca 1.5 h. Köp biljetter.
NOTERA: För denna tur, samt dansprogram, bustransfer från Åbo tur o retur.

Bustransport

Bustransport från Åbo till Pemar Sanatoriet och retur kan köpas tillsammans med rundturbiljetter. Priset för transport är 5 euro retur.

Söndag 25.8. och lördag 31.8. bus för Sanatorium standardtur samt dansföreställning* , tidtabell:
Från Åbo kl 14, från sanatoriet kl 17.15

Fredag 30.8.  bus för Sanatorium tematur, tidtabell:
Från Åbo kl 17.30,  från sanatoriet kl 20.15

Bussen avgår fråni hörnet av Mariegatan och Brahegatan i Åbo. Man kan även stiga ombord och gå av vid motorvägen (E18) stop Skarppakullantie.

*Notera att man har längre tid på sanatoriet d. 25.8 och d.31.8. pga dansföreställning. Om man önskar delta ska biljetter köpas separat: https://paimiontanssinystavat.tapahtumiin.fi/fi/

ALVAR AALTO WEEK –  ALL THE EVENTS ARE HERE: https://www.alvaraalto.fi/megatapahtuma/alvar-aalto-viikko-2019/