Aino and Alvar Aalto's East Coast

Discover the captivating world of Aino and Alvar Aalto’s architecture and design, attracting global travelers to the East Coast, even from the Far East. Embark on a journey to explore the architect couple’s most significant realized design work in Sunila, Kotka, and other Aalto landmarks like Petkele in Hamina through our curated themed routes. Experience a unique stay in a home crafted by Aalto himself and indulge in a specially arranged architect brunch for your group at the former factory manager’s residence in Kantola.

Sunila Aalto Homes Event

On the last weekend of August, dive into the private homes of Sunila during the Sunila Aalto Homes event. Launched for the first time in the summer of 2023, this event captivated all enthusiasts of architecture and design. Secure your tickets early for an unforgettable experience!

Sunila Aalto Homes Event

Architect Brunch

Explore the history of Sunila by visiting the manager’s residence in Kantola. Here, you can visit art exhibitions, attend captivating concerts, or host your own group event. Elevate your experience by indulging in a specially arranged architect brunch, a delightful touch in this culturally significant building set against the maritime backdrop of Sunila.

Kantola Architect Brunch


Discover the legacy of Aino and Alvar Aalto as they envisioned and brought to life a pulp mill and a vibrant residential community in Sunila, Kotka during the late 1930s. Nestled in a picturesque forest suburb, the area boasts homes crafted for the factory manager, engineers, and other dedicated workers. Recognized as the world’s most beautiful factory in its time, Sunila’s worker housing was celebrated for its exceptional quality.

Alvar Aalto’s Kantola

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