Alvar Aalto and Design in Seinäjoki
Design and local handicrafts
Lakeuden Risti church in Alvar Aalto center.
Lakeuden Risti church.
Amfora Shops ceramics.
One of the most famous Finns in the world is architect Alvar Aalto, who among other things designed Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Alvar Aalto was actually born in Kuortane in South Ostrobothnia. He has designed the Administrative and Cultural Centre of Seinäjoki known as the Aalto Centre. Aalto's clean and timeless form language can be seen both in details and in composition of six buildings. The wide plains of Ostrobothnia as well as the city of Seinäjoki can be observed from the 65 meter high church tower of the Cross of the Plains (Lakeuden Risti in Finnish).
Civil Guard and Lotta Svärd museum
Civil Guard and Lotta Svärd museum is the museum for voluntary national defence. The museum operates in the South Ostrobothnian Defence Corps building in the city centre. The museum buildings, designed by Alvar Aalto, were built in 1924-26. The three-storey house represents classicism, with features of functionalism and Ostrobothnian building heritage.
Amfora Shop in Seinäjoki has a great variety of ceramic products representing modern Finnish design. Päivi Rintaniemi, the founder and head designer of Amfora is awarded with the esteemed Finnish State Design Prize in 2008.
Finnish design and distinctive local handicrafts will be present also in Kaarakka House, a course centre and handicrafts shop maintained by South Ostrobothnian Arts and Crafts Society. The shop has a wide selection of regional arts and crafts.
We can make the reservations for your group!
1-Day package includes:
Guided walking tour 2,5 hours in Alvar Aalto center, entrance fees, shopping time in Amfora Shop and Kaarakka house. Lunch will be served within the nostalgic atmosphere of Restaurant Alma, the former House of Railroad workers in Seinäjoki.
Duration: Appr. six hours
Price: From 35 €/ person
2-Day package includes:
Guided walking tour 2,5 hours in Alvar Aalto center, entrance fee and guidening in Civil Guard and Lotta Svärd museum, half board and accommodation (1 night in double room) within the nostalgic atmosphere of Hotel-Restaurant Alma, the former House of Railroad workers in Seinäjoki.
Duration: One night
Price: From 88 €/ person
The packages can be altered accoarding to your wishes.
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Transportation not included, but can be arranged for extra charge. Price examples for groups minimum of 20 persons travelling by bus.