By Mia Hipeli
This newest addition to the Alvar Aalto Foundation's bold sequence of books is
the such a lot notable but. Aalto's layout for the campus for Jyväskylä collage of schooling, within the small rural city the place the architect grew up, is among the first competitions the grasp Modernist received as an rising strength within the early Fifties. The campus, with its late-19th-century structures, had to be increased and repaired; Aalto's scheme indicates his mastery of making an openness that allowed plentiful mild and panorama to develop into a part of the structures. With a wealth of pictures and renderings, together with formerly unpublished fabric comparable to the contest drawings, and unrealized tasks by way of the Aalto workplace from an identical period. Texts through Aalto students Päivi Lukkarinen and Mari Forsberg.
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AAA 42-611. 125 53 126 The main building, plan of main entrance. Scale 1:500. AAA 42-605. 127– 130 The main building, plans. Scale 1:1000. AAA 42-604, 42-606, 42-607, 42-608. 126 54 127 128 55 129 130 131 The main building, sections. Scale 1:600. AAA 42-609. 132 The main building, south elevation. Scale 1:1000. AAA 42-612. 133 The main building, elevation towards Seminaarikatu Street. Scale 1:1000. AAA 42-610. 56 131 132 133 57 58 134 135 134 Sports building, plans. Scale 1:1000. AAA 42-613. 135 Sports building, sections and south elevation.
AAA 42-615. 137 Student cafeteria and staff residence, plans, sections and elevations. Scale 1:1000. AAA 42-616. 59 136 137 138 60 the park area for the jyväskylä campus Mari Forsberg T he park area The first teacher seminary in Finland for the training of primary school teachers was founded in Jyväskylä in 1863. The institute received its own premises at the end of the 1870s in the southwest corner of the city. 2 The position of the teacher seminary on the high glacial ridge, named Seminaarinmäki, gave it a visible location in the landscape of Jyväskylä.
See Aalto 1950, 53. 111 Schildt 1984, 210 (English translation modified). Schildt includes Aalto’s 1925 essay “Architecture in the landscape of Central Finland”, written after his first trip to Italy, in Schildt 1984, 206–210. See also Schildt 1997, 21–22. 112 Schildt 1984, 200–202. For more on Schildt’s view on this issue see Schildt 1982, 194–213. The importance of the landscape in Aalto’s architecture has been discussed by, among others, Esa Laaksonen. See Laaksonen 2008, 16. 47 120 48 Teivas Oksala discussed in his research also the motifs in the area that refer to the antiquities.