The Paimio Sanatorium by Alvar Aalto

So many brilliant details, the likes of which you seldom see in architecture these days. Most of the interior was auctioned off in the early 1970s and currently the building is being sold to the highest bidder.


Paimio Sanatorium is a former tuberculosis sanatorium in Paimio, Southwest Finland, designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. Aalto received the design commission having won the architectural competition for the project held in 1929. The building was completed in 1933, and soon after received critical acclaim both in Finland and abroad. The building served exclusively as a tuberculosis sanatorium until the early 1960s, when it was converted into a general hospital.

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