Spirit of Paimio Conference

A Dialogue  on the Architecture  of Taking Care

On Monday, 16 October 2023 at Paimio Sanatorium

We are pleased to announce the first edition of the Spirit of Paimio, a one-day conference hosted at the historic Paimio Sanatorium—a global landmark of functionalist architecture designed by Aino and Alvar Aalto.

In 1933, the Paimio Sanatorium emerged as a beacon of hope and modernism, embodying a radical blend of architecture, medical research, craftsmanship, and harmony with nature. Created as an advanced medical facility for tuberculosis patients, the sanatorium has evolved to represent much more—it stands as a manifesto for an architecture of empathy, care, and human dignity. 

The Spirit of Paimio is not a one-off event; it’s an initiation into a larger, ongoing dialogue that we hope will influence and inspire communities and professionals around the globe. We invite guests of all backgrounds to join us for a day of profound dialogue and collaborative inspiration.

The conference is part of Paimio Sanatorium’s fundraising initiatives. Conference Admission is 250 euros. Additional donations are welcomed, and will help support Paimio Sanatorium’s work to safeguard this historic site for the future generations.

To confirm your registration, please visit https://spiritofpaimio.eventbrite.fi

If you have any questions, please contact us at spiritofpaimio@paimiosanatorium.com

We look forward to welcoming you!


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