|Night train to Rovaniemi|
Site No. 31: Lappia Hall Rovaniemi (1969-76)
The Lappia Hall houses a theatre, a concert hall and a conference centre and is part of the Administrative and Cultural Centre of Rovaniemi located in Jorma Eton tie 8. What makes the design of the building architecturally so unique is the fell-shaped silhouette of the roof based on Aalto's idea of smoothing the shapes of buildings to adjust them into the surrounding landscape. Unfortunatelly the theatre was closed during the summer, the building could not be viewed from inside.
Site No. 32: Town Hall Rovaniemi (1963-88)
The town hall of Rovaniemi was build in the mid-1980s after Aalto's death but according to his original plans from the 1960s. The building has altogether 200 offices and 17 meeting rooms. According to Aalto's principles the basis of planning was man himself, the ones working in the building and visiting it. The lobby can be visited during the opening hours of the town hall.
Site No. 33: Libary Rovaniemi (1961-66)
The third building of the Administrative and Cultural Centre in Rovaniemi is the libary located between Lappia Hall and the town hall. The libary has the most significant collection of literature on Northern Europe. The fan-shaped roof, the special arrangement of the libary hall and the indirect illumination are typical elements of Aalto's architecture.
Site No. 34: Commercial and Residential Buildings (1958-63)
Beside the Administrative and Cultural Centre Aalto also planned some other buildings for the centre of Rovaniemi. Among those are three buildings located in Koskikatu 18 and 20 as well as in Jaakonkatu 3 mostly used as commerical and residential buildings.
Koskikatu 18 and 20
A double house located at one of Rovaniemis main shopping streets housing several shops in the groud floor and appartments in the upper floors.
Similar to the double house in Koskikatu and located basically just behind it is the building in Jaakonkatu 3.
|My train back to the south in Rovaniemi|