April 23: Southern Finland tour – Paimio Sanatorium 1
Our first stop was the Paimio Sanatorium, one of Aalto's early and quite well-known projects; it was a tuberculosis sanatorium, sited purposely out in the wilderness, and it was completed in 1932.
Toward the front entrance, the spreading wings in view to each side.
The cafeteria/library wing.
Whimsical canopy is whimsical.
Lots of curves.
A waiting area in front.
The generous stairwell, with its cheerful hues.
Inside view of the front canopy.
I think the lights were designed as such for ease of cleaning.
A view down into the cafeteria from the library.
A scale model of the whole sanatorium that resides in the library.
Wider view of the library.
Vintage medical equipment, now possibly more suitable for a horror film.
Also suitable for a horror film: this corridor.
A balcony at the top of the building for patients to get fresh air.
View toward the other end of the balcony.
The grounds to the south of the building.