Alvar Aalto, 1962

The City Hall, completed in 1962, is part of the Aalto Centre in Seinäjoki, which is part of the Docomomo list of landmark works of Finnish modern architecture. The building is part of the administrative and culture complex designed by Alvar Aalto.

The building services of the town hall were renewed and its prestigious rooms and offices were restored closer to their original state. The renovation work started in autumn 2015 and was completed in 2019. The renovation of Seinäjoki Town Hall was carried out in phases to minimise disruption and the need for alternative space. The first phase consisted of repairing the roof, renewing technical facilities in the attic  spaces of the Town Hall and renovating the interior of the third floor of the theatre wing. The second phase involved the replacement of the drainage system, the refurbishment of windows and doors and the repair of the interior. The restoration work in the prestigious spaces was mainly restorative and restorative. The adjacent offices of the council hall were combined and the city’s management teams was given a larger meeting room equipped with new technology. In a second phase, the interior loose furniture and lighting fixtures were also restored and cleaned. The new building technology was placed as undetectable as possible. The final phase included the restoration of the dark blue strip clinker areas on the façade surfaces.

renovation and restoration 2015–2019
main and architectural design Mustonen Architects Ltd.
developer City of Seinäjoki