Alvar Aalto’s Sunila and Kantola

Designed by architect Alvar Aalto, Sunila is the most internationally known architectural site in the Kotka-Hamina region. The Sunila factory area, which is protected by the town plan, includes the factory manager’s residential building Kantola and the sauna on the shore, 12 row houses and multi-storey residential buildings, as well as service buildings built in an intriguing design style.

Once known as the most beautiful factory in the world, the Sunila factory and its residential area became an icon of Aalto’s international modernism. Until the 1980s, Kantola served as the hosting residence of the director of the Sunila plant. Kantola can be rented for various private or corporate events. Kantola also offers accommodation services.