Published in 3/2021 - Sacred Space


Discourses on Dogma – Alvar Aalto and the Church

Sofia Singler

 Horizontal section of the exterior wall in the Church of the Three Crosses. Alvar Aalto Museum.

Alvar Aalto saw a parallel between his own architectural project and the Finnish national Lutheran Church’s adaptation to the twentieth century. In religion, as in modern architecture, tolerance bore more fruit than dogmatism.

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