Finnish Modernism's 10 must-sees
“Form must have a content and that content must be linked with nature.” Finland’s most beloved architect and designer, Alvar Aalto, lived by those words.
Aalto, often referred to as the father of Finnish Modernism, borrowed shapes and colors from the Finnish landscape and believed that by embracing the natural world, it was possible to create a more humane society.
Aalto’s Organic Modernism set Finland apart from its contemporaries in the early modernist movement, blending form and function to create sensuous and livable spaces for the modern world. His legacy can been seen throughout Finland and although Finnish architecture has changed with the times, the deep connection to nature remains at its core today.
For a unique tour of the country, why not visit some of Finland’s most iconic modernist buildings?
Here are ten buildings not to be missed.