Site No. 8: The Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä (1971-73)
The museum mostly focuses on Aalto's buildings and displays a lot of models and drafts. Beside Aalto's buildings the museum also shows a lot of his interior design, such as lamps, chairs but also the famous Savoy vase in different sizes. Downstairs a museum shop and a small cafeteria can be found as well.
Site No. 9: The Museum of Central Finland in Jyväskylä (1956-61)
As mentioned before the Museum of Central Finland is located next to the Alvar Aalto Museum but was completed about 10 years earlier.
Entering the Museum the charm of the 50s welcomes the visitor. In the entrance hall as well in the stair cases the typical Alvar Aalto elements are appearing, the exhibition itself which tells about Central Finland and Jyväskylä does not contain any of Alvar Aaltos signature. The exhibition seemed to been renewed during the past recent years.
The administrative offices of the city can of course not been visited so easily but the Jyväskylä Theater is public and the lobby is open daily during the ticket selling hours. I took the chance to have a closer look at the lobby and the ticket sales offices and was one more time impressed by all the details and the effort Aalto spend into the design of the interior.