A walk in the shadow of architecture
Architect Alvar Aalto resided in Turku between 1927 and 1933. During this time Turku played a significant role in the emergence of new architecture and furniture design. On this tour a guide will introduce you to the exterior of three transitional works of Aalto’s functionalism: the Maalaistentalo, the Turun Sanomat as well as the Seurahuone.
Having established his own office here in Turku at the beginning of the 1920’s, Erik Bryggman was one of the earliest representatives of functionalism in Finnish architecture. Among others, the tour presents his Hotel Hospits, Atrium and Student Union buildings.
Duration: 2 hours
Recommended group size: 5-25 persons
Walking distance: 2 km (accessible tour)
Prices: guidance €135 on weekdays, €233 on Sundays/public holidays
Prices include 2 hours of guidance (no entrances)
For an additional fee: coffee breaks or dining, and a visit to Turku Main Library.
NB! The tour can also be implemented as a sightseeing tour.
The tour will be conducted from the group’s own coach. Bus transportation can be arranged on your behalf.
For an additional fee:
-A visit to the St Henrik´s Ecumenical Art Chapel and to the Resurrection Chapel is available.
Duration in this case is 3 hours.
-A visit to the Paimio Sanatorium designed by Alvar Aalto may be available.
The drive from Turku to Paimio takes about 30 minutes (27km) Duration in this case is 3,5-4 hours.