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After winning a competition to design a municipal library for the Finnish city of Viipuri in 1927, Alvar Aalto prepared a winning scheme in a style best described as stripped down Classicism. A change of site in 1933 offered Aalto the opportunity to revisit his design. The International Style building that resulted reflected a functionalist design with Aalto’s personalized modern vocabulary evident. Viipuri Library was completed in 1935 to wide acclaim; by 1940 its survival was at risk.... MORE

Exterior, Viipuri/Vyborg Library, Alvar Aalto, 1933–1935; restoration 1992–2013. Photo: ©The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library and Petri Neuvonen

DOCOMOMO US invites submissions for the 2015 Modernism in America Awards. The awards celebrate the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes built in the United States or on U.S. territory.... MORE