Paimio Sanatorium Foundation develops and presents a program of events, workshops, lectures, and exhibitions for the public.

In collaboration with partners, the Sanatorium is creating a series of inclusive events exploring the visionary design ethos of Alvar and Aino Aalto, with a specific focus on the architecture of care. Program foster a deeper appreciation for the Aaltos’ legacy and to scale and popularize the rich content of the Spirit of Paimio Conference making it widely accessible and engaging for diverse audiences including the local community.

International Artist in Residence for Artists of Creative Disciplines

Paimio Sanatorium Foundation offers a unique experience for cultural practioners of all creative disciplines and nationalities to immerse themselves and their work into the context of Paimio Sanatorium, the iconic modernist masterpiece designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto in 1930. Paimio Sanatorium is located in Paimio, near Turku, Western Finland.

The residency program is part of the Paimio Sanatorium cultural and education program, which includes summer schools, conferences, and exhibitions.

Open call for the first Paimio 2024 Sanatorium Summer Residence is from 22nd April to 5th May at 4 p.m. Finnish time (EET, GMT +2).


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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