The architect, designer and scholar Alvar Aalto was born on 3 February 1898 in Kuortane, South Ostrobothnia. Aalto is Finland’s most notable and best-known architect. The form language of Aalto’s architecture evolved from the clear functionalism of his early career towards a more diverse modernistic expression, of which the Aalto Centre is a prime example. Aalto had an exceptionally long and diverse career designing glass, furniture, individual buildings and cultural centres as well as entire housing areas, industrial complexes and town centres. In his architecture, Aalto sought to retain the connection between man and nature. He designed each of his buildings as a complete work of art, down to the last detail.
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