The “In Alvar Aalto’s footsteps” guided tour starts at the Ahlström Voyage exhibition (address Makkarakoskentie 34).
Guided walking tours will help you familiarise yourself with the ironworks area’s architecture, designed by Aalto, as well as the area’s history.
The guided tour describes the collaboration between Ahlström and architect Alvar Aalto, and the Finnish masterpieces of architecture and design that emerged from it. Villa Mairea can only be viewed from the outside during this tour.
Alvar Aalto planned the renovation of the Vainiola guesthouse in 1942. The guesthouse has been renovated again at the beginning of the current decade with respect for Aalto’s architectural design. You can find old, unique pieces of Artek furniture in Vainiola. The tour will also discuss how Artek was founded. The tour will also visit the Ahlström Voyage exhibition, where guests can see prototypes of the Savoy vase and an original wooden mould.
The guided tour lasts approx. 75 min. Tickets: 20.00 €/person or, if bought in advance online, 18.00€/person.