Architectures (ARTE documentary)
Architectures is a documentary series produced by the European public television channel ARTE, looking at architecture and its historical and
social functions to reveal its meaning and impact on humanity. This is a collection of 33 episodes of the series, exploring the most remarkable achievements
in modern architecture - from the works at the end of the 19th century to the latest creations by today's leading architects. Each episode focuses on
a single building examining the structure of the building, the architectural techniques as well as its historical and social functions. And also the film discovers
the role it has played in the evolution of architecture.
The Municipal Centre of Saynatsalo: Alvar Aalto designed the Saynatsalo Centre, which houses the local government offices and public library of a town of 3000 people on an island in Lake Paijanne (Finland) in 1949. It was built over the ensuing two years.
|Episode 17 - The Municipal Centre of Saynatsalo|
|Saynatsalo Town Hall
The Saynatsalo Town Hall is a multifunction building complex ? town hall, shops, library and flats ? designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto for the municipality of Saynatsalo (merged with the municipality of Jyvaskyla in 1993) in Central Finland.
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