Sites: Alvar Aalto buildings in Rovaniemi
Experiences: Library, theater, post war reconstruction of Rovaniemi
Duration: 1.5 hours
Start time: 10:00
The Administrative and Cultural Center of Rovaniemi is the essence of Rovaniemi’s post war reconstruction as designed by Alvar and Elissa Aalto.
In the guided tour at the administrative and cultural centre of Rovaniemi we will explore Aalto’s signature style. What made architecture of Aalto so unique and well appreciated? We will consider for example the significance of shape and light in Aalto’s architecture. Your guide will explain Aalto’s ideas about mankind, nature and technology, and we will consider how these ideas were reflected in his design and architecture. We will as well learn why the town plan of Rovaniemi looks like the head of a reindeer.
During the guided tour we will experience the amazing and spacious lending room of the municipal library and we will focus on beautiful lamps and the importance of Artek furniture. In the library art by artists from Lapland is exhibited. Your guide will tell about the town hall and the theater, and about the square in between the buildings.
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You can book this guided tour as well as private experience. Mail us for an inquiry.
More information: https://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/love/architecture/
The guided tour will be held in the English language.
Meeting point: Lordi Square, in front of Visit Rovaniemi tourist information