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Alvar Aalto

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (1898 – 1976) was a Finnish architect and designer. The span of his career, from the 1920s to the 1970s, is reflected in the styles of his work, ranging from Nordic Classicism in his early work, to a rational International Style Modernism during the 1930s to a more organic modernist style from 1940 onwards. Typical for his entire career is a concern for design as a Gesamtkunstwerk, a total work of art.

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Exterior - Paimio Sanatorium / Alvar Aalto
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Paimio Sanatorium / Alvar Aalto

Completed in 1933, the Paimio Sanatorium is a former tuberculosis sanatorium designed by architect Alvar Aalto. The project has been canonized as an internationally recognized masterpiece of modern architecture, and it is often considered to be the breakthrough of Alvar Aalto. In 1960,  the building was converted into a general hospital.

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