Aalto Residency is an international residency programme focused on architecture and design. The residency programme operates at the Säynätsalo Town Hall, designed by Alvar Aalto. The building is considered one of Aalto&rsquos most significant designs and provides an inspirational environment for creativity, in a unique combination with the Säynätsalo island, surrounded by lake Päijänne, and the old industrial community. Alvar Aalto himself was so enchanted by the area that he designed a summer house for himself and his family just four kilometers away.
Tavolo Bianco Oy is in charge of running the Aalto Residency. The residency programme is conducted in co-operation with the Alvar Aalto Foundation.
A new company was founded in fall 2017 to help activate the different functions at the Town Hall.
The business idea for this company is to provide tourism, accommodation and event services as well as operate a residency program for architects, designers and visual artists in the Town Hall premises.
Harri Taskinen, entrepreneur, self-employed, multitalent in publishing, member of Alvar Aalto Society, CEO of the company
Heli Leinonkoski, administrative Director of the City of Jyväskylä, board member of the Alvar Aalto foundation and Alvar Aalto Society, chairwoman of the company’s Board of Directors
Operations are done in co-operation with the Aalto Foundation.
- Private company
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Textile Art