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New Aalto2 museum hub opens in Jyväskylä in May


The highpoint of the year is the opening on 27.5.2023 of the Aalto 2 museum hub. The new museum hub combines two Alvar Aalto-designed edifices, the Museum of Central Finland (1956–61, 1991) and the Alvar Aalto Museum (1971–73). The new section built between the two museums has been designed by Arkkitehtitoimisto A-Konsultit Oy.

Aalto2 Museum Hub, conceptual drawing Arkkitehtitoimisto A-Konsultit Oy.

Aalto2 forms a connection between the two buildings, where people can experience a fascinating piece of the history of Central Finland and delve into Alvar Aalto’s thrilling architecture and design.

The Aalto2’s major opening exhibition Ihmisen jäljet – maailmanperintöä / Human Traces – World Heritage takes up world-heritage themes ranging from Aalto’s architecture to the Finnish sauna tradition. The public can learn about the local cultural heritage in the Museum of Central Finland’s permanent exhibition Exploring Central Finland. The Alvar Aalto Museum’s new main exhibition AALTO – Work and Life introduces Aalto’s production and the ideas behind his design to constantly new target audiences.

Aalto2 is on stage in 2.2. in Helsinki and 3.2. in Jyväskylä, as part of the Architecture and Design Days.

2.2.2023 at 13:3016:00
Aalto uudessa muodossa – 125 vuotta Alvar Aallon syntymästä 
Helsinki City Hall lobby, Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13, Helsinki
The occasion celebrates the Alvar Aalto 125 anniversary, the Aalto2 museum hub due to open in May, and the 90th anniversary of Paimio Sanatorium. Free entry, advance registration here. A livestream of the event can also be viewed on the Helsinki channel.

3.2.2023 at 12:0017:00
Aalto2 -museokeskus esittäytyy

Museum of Central Finland, Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä.
Aalto’s birthday will be celebrated by an exhibit at the Aalto2 museum hub, the Aaltoa yhdessä workshop, plus cake and coffee. Free entry.


Furher information:
Alvar Aalto Foundation
Communications Manager
Tel. +358 40 168 5142

Jyväskylä Museum Services
Marketing and Communications Manager Eerika Häyrinen
Communications and marketing
Tel. +358 50 4010 860