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Aalto, Prof. (Hugo) Alvar (Henrik)locked

Born 3 Feb. 1898; m 1924, (wife d 1949); one s one d; m 1952; died 11 May 1976

Finnish Architect; furniture designer; Founder-Director, Aalto Architectural Office, since 1923


Jyväskylän Lyseo and Univ. of Technology, Helsinki


Architect, 1921. In partnership with wife for twenty years; founded furniture firm; Prof., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1946–48. Work in Finland includes: Sanatorium at Paimio, library at Viipuri, factory at Sunila, university buildings at Helsinki and Jyväskylä, concert-hall, government and commercial buildings in Helsinki and many other municipal buildings, country houses, and housing projects, also churches, in Finland. Abroad: dormitory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, flats in Berlin, Cultural centre and a 22 floor flat-building in Germany, country house in France. Finnish Pavilions at Paris Exhibition, 1937, and New York World Fair, etc, 1939. Member: Finnish Acad. (Pres., 1963–68); Det Kongelige Akademi för de Skønne Kunster; Academie de l’Architecture; Les Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne; Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Hon. RDI (RSA London); Hon. Member: RCA (London); Associazone per l’Architettura Organica; Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil; Södra Sveriges Byggnadstekn. Samfund; Assoc. of Finnish Architects; Norske Arkitekters Landsforbund; Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia; Amer. Acad. of Arts and Sciences; Invited Member: Kungliga Akademin för de Fria Konsterna; Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie; Fell. Mem. World Acad. of Art and Science (Israel); Corresp. Mem. Accademia Nazionale di San Luca; Hon. Corresp. Mem. RIBA; Hon. Fell., Amer. Inst. of Architects. Dr honoris causa: Princeton University (US); Univ. of Technology, Helsinki; Inst. of Technology, Trondheim, Norway; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Columbia University, New York; Technische Hochschule, Wien; Laurea honoris causa, Polytechnic Inst. of Milan. Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, RIBA, 1957; Gold Medal, Amer. Inst. of Architects, 1963; Gold Cube, Svenska Arkitekters Riksförbund, 1963. Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur; Akademisk Arkitektførenings Aeres-medaille; Prins Eugen medal; Medaglia d’Oro della Città di Firenze; Grande Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana; Suomen Leijonan Ritarikunnan Suurristi; Comdr of Dannebrog, etc


Tiilimäki 20, 00330 Helsinki 33, Finland