Photos: Alvar Aalto Foundation
This building is fascinating to study also from the outside. It was specially designed for tuberculosis patients by young Finnish architects Aino and Alvar Aalto. Almost all characteristics typical of Alvar Aalto’s architecture, and functionalistic architecture in general, are easy to detect. Here you can even find the very first examples of the Aaltos’ famous free, organic form language.
Let’s begin the tour here, from the main entrance!
The purpose of the sanatorium was to strengthen the frail patients suffering from tuberculosis and to instil within them a faith in the future.