the patient would not disturb the other while washing. In the 1950s the disease could be partly dealt with by surgery and thus a surgery wing, also designed by Aalto's architect studio, was added. The functional shapes and structural solutions of the Paimio Sanatorium, located on a large woodland site some 30 km (18 miles) east of Turku, have inspired and influenced generations of architects all over the world and still annually attract thousands of Aalto enthusiasts laymen and. As the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis took on alarming proportions in Finland in the 1920s, a number of isolation hospitals for centralised care of TB patients were built in Finland, too. For instance, the main entrance is marked by a nebulous-shaped canopy unlike anything being designed at that time by the older generation of modernist architects. Don't miss Lee. The building is widely regarded as one of his most important early designs designed at the same time as the.
Paimio sanatorium: Panoseuraa nastolat paimio
requirement of isolation. (Aalto and his first wife, Aino, crafted all of the facilitys furniture, much of which is still available from the Finnish furniture company. Building has been a private rehabilitation center for children since 2014. Nestled in the woods in southwestern Finland is the Alvar Aaltodesigned Paimio Sanatorium, to me one of the most impressive buildings of the 20th century. 2, literature edit, margaretha Ehrström, Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen and Tommi Lindh, Nomination of Paimio Hospital for Inclusion in the World Heritage List. As an innovative and radical man with a social conscience, Aalto brought to his design a profound concern for the diverse physical and psychological needs of patients with tuberculosis. 1, contents, history edit, aalto received the commission to design the building after winning an architectural competition for the project held in 1929. Aalto received the design commission having won the architectural competition for the project held in 1929. English text by Nina Palmgren. Because each space was originally designed to house two convalescents, Aalto created special no-splash sinks that would allow users to wash without disrupting the other. Each patient had their own specially designed cupboard, fixed to the wall and off the floor so as to aid in cleaning beneath. Lighting is located up high or down low, never at sight lines. Unesco World Heritage Site. Healthier patients could go and lie on the sun deck on the very top floor of the building. Today the building is owned.