Architecture Exhibitions International

Alvar Aalto Museum Jyväskylä

The Cultivated Landscape of Alvar Aalto

May 14–Oct 25, 2020
Photo: Muuratsalo Experimental House. Heikki Havas (c) Alvar Aalto Foundation

“The Cultivated Landscape of Alvar Aalto” is an exhibition co-produced by the Alvar Aalto Foundation and Museum of Finnish Architecture taking a comprehensive look at how various features of the landscape influenced Aalto’s design process and his unique way of interpreting and reshaping the surroundings in dialogue with his architecture. The exhibition invites us to appreciate landscapes as an integral part of Aalto’s architectural legacy.

The exhibition concept is by Professor Emeritus Tom Simons and is scripted by curator Teija Isohauta.

“As for the Finnish landscape, I have always been immersed in it. When I began to appreciate the balance and harmony it exudes, I also began to understand how we humans should treat out natural surroundings.”
Alvar Aalto, 1972