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Nordic House

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Alvar Aalto
location Reykjavik
function archive, auditorium, cafe, culture, library, restaurant, toilet
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The Nordic House in Reykjavík is a cultural institution opened in 1968 and operated by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The house is one of his later works, a hidden gem among the better known masterpieces, and features most of Aalto's signature traits. These are evident in the ultramarine blue ceramic rooftop that takes its organic shape from the mountain row in the background, the central well in the library and the extensive use of white, tile and wood throughout the building. Alvar Aalto also designed the furnishings in most of his buildings. In the Nordic house, all installed furnishings, lamps and almost all of the furniture are by Aalto.

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Nordic House
Sturlugata 5
Project is public!
Opening hours Library: 12-17 every day. Exhibition Space: Tue-Sun-12-17.
Completion 1968
ArchitectAlvar Aalto
Client Nordic Council of Ministers
Project ID 7059
Latitude/Longitude 64°08'15N 21°56'50W
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