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April 26: Southern Finland tour – Säynätsalo 2

More from Säynätsalo.

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At the top of the assembly hall stairs, nice shallow steps between landings, no diagonal railings needed even.

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A cascade of clerestories, looking back down the stairs.

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Grillz for light diffusion, I guess.

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The entrance area.

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Another courtyard view.

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Looking down the corridor back toward the entrance and stairs.

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A beautiful topographic model of Säynätsalo (which is an island in Lake Päijänne) and its buildings, including the Town Hall, which see just below the centroid of the island.

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More corridors & pallety doors.

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The railings, as usual in Aalto's projects, have a carefully considered cross-section.

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Around back, a tenuous-looking ladder.

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The tower volume from the front of the complex.

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The south side of the south building.

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Elevational view of the tower.