Our Mission

A platform for thinking, learning, doing.

Tasked with taking care of this exceptional site, the role of The Foundation role is not only as agents of preservation. The Sanatorium becomes a platform of development, learning and exchange that promotes the urgently needed skills of taking care through design of which the Aaltos were an emblem.

Spirit of Paimio is to build with optimism on the Aaltos heritage of future-making, adding to it the knowledge, the networks, and the advocacy of today.

“We didnt just inherit a masterpiece. We inherited a masterclass in designing our shared future.”

The principles that guided Alvar and Aino Aalto are more poignant than ever in moving from healing humans to healing societies of today and the future.


More than just a building, Paimio Sanatorium has become seen as a world-renowned masterpiece of modern architecture. Subscribe our Newsletter and be first to learn more about Paimio Sanatorium’s events and exhibitions.

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