Lappia Hall Rovaniemi

Jorma Eton tie 8 A, Rovaniemi 96100 Map
Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm

Alvar Aalto’s main work in Rovaniemi is the Administrative and Cultural centre, also known as the Aalto centre, which consists of the Rovaniemi Town Hall, Rovaniemi City Library and the Lappia Hall: a congress venue and the home of Rovaniemi Theatre. The Lappia Hall houses the Rovaniemi Theatre / Regional Theatre of Lapland, local Yle national radio station and the Lapland Music Institute. The hall was built in two parts in the 1960s and 1970s, and it was completed as a whole in 1975, it was the last building whose completion Aalto saw before his passing.

The stage section of the Lappia Hall can be clearly recognized from the outside of the building, as its volume rises above the main facade. The undulating roof structure can also be seen to interpret the mountainous landscape of the Lapland region. The Lappia Hall has a total of three auditoria: the 80-seat Kero-hall, the 100-seat Saivo-hall and the 386-seat Tieva-hall, all suitable for a wide range of events.