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Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works at Eura

Address: Sepäntie 3, 27500 Kauttua, Finland Open Google map

Entrance fee: Free/upon request

Tours: Travel programs in Eura region with Magni Mundi. Inquiries via email sales@magnimundi.fi or by calling +358 44 977 8981. Group visits and inquiries about the Terraced House, call Alasatakunnan oppaat ry, +358 50 377 5245 or email terassitalo@eura.fi

Themes: Aalto homes, Finnish sauna and pools, Industrial sites, Swim, Terraced houses

Website: https://www.alvaraalto.fi/en/architecture/terraced-house/

The Terraced House at the Kauttua Works in Eura is a vivid example of the desire of the architect to integrate the building into the natural environment: the multi-storey residential building adapts to the slope, so the entrance of each apartment is on ground level. Completed in 1938, the Terraced House in Kauttua is one of Alvar Aalto’s most prominent works also internationally. It was an ordered assignment, and intended as the dwelling for the senior clerical employees of Ahlström Osakeyhtiö Corporation. The assignment also stemmed from Alvar Aalto’s friendship with the company’s CEO Harry Gullichsen and his wife Maire Gullichsen.

Architecture, interior design and art come together in the Terraced House, where one apartment is open to the public. This apartment of the Terraced House hosts changing exhibitions, and the furniture in the sales exhibition changes occasionally – there are plenty of new things to see and experience! The apartment is furnished with old Artek furniture and lighting fixtures, and some of the items are for sale.

Other attractions in Kauttua include the sauna and laundry building, residential building of clerical
female employees, Chief Engineering Manager’s house and several standardised houses, which
were also developed further by other architects.

Aalto’s Riverside Sauna in Eura is one of a kind – the visitor can enjoy design furniture, Finnish sauna and
delicious home-cooked food. There are relaxing herbal treatments available, you can bathe in the
river and in an outdoor hot tub, and the design shop contains an extensive range of Finnish design.

In Kauttua, accommodation is available in Villa Aalto, which is the former residence of female
office employees, or in the other cosy rooms of the beautiful Ahlström works area. The region is
renowned for its herbs and local food products. In the restaurant, you can enjoy the best recipes
of the chef specialised in game dishes. The game is hunted from Ahlström’s own forests.

For visitors, the Kauttua Works and Lake Pyhäjärvi areas are truly an experience beyond compare.

The stepped terrace house was designed as housing for the A. Ahlström company’s senior staff. Photo: Noora Kiili, Alvar Aalto Foundation

Aino and Alvar Aalto designed the riverside sauna and laundry building for the employees of A. Ahlström Osakeyhtiö. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation

Aalto's Riverside Sauna in Eura is one of a kind – the visitor can enjoy design furniture, Finnish sauna and delicious home-cooked food. There are relaxing herbal treatments available, you can bathe in the river and in an outdoor hot tub, and the design shop contains an extensive range of Finnish design.
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The terrace at the Riverside Sauna is the perfect spot for cooling down after sauna. Picture: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation
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The terrace has been decorated with Aalto's Aurinko (sun) -series furniture. Picture: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation
Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works in Eura
Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Ironworks in Eura. Picture: Alvar Aalto Foundation
Terraced House at Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works
Terraced House at Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works.
Kauttua Club at Ruukinpuisto Works
Kauttua Club is situated in the heart of the Kauttua Ironworks in Eura.

More information

If you are looking for a place to stay while you are visiting the area Villa Aino is a good option for a overnight stay. It offers homelike atmosphere and it has been decorated with Aalto’s furniture and textiles. It is refurbished and a cosy apartment where you can rest up after all the sightseeing. Villa Aino also has parking and a garage for your convenience. Breakfast and other meals are also available to order. Bookings and more information please contact Mrs Anne Valtonen. You can reach her via phone +358 440 802678 or by email anne@valtoset.net.

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The Terraced House at the Kauttua Works in Eura

Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works at Eura / 1937-38

The Terraced House in Kauttua is one of Alvar Aalto’s most prominent works also internationally. In 1937, Alvar Aalto received a commission from the A. Ahlström company for the town planning and infill building of the Kauttua ironworks area. The assignment also stemmed from Alvar Aalto’s friendship with the company’s…

Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works in Eura

Riverside sauna at the Kauttua Works

Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works at Eura / 1946

Aino and Alvar Aalto designed the riverside sauna and laundry building for the employees of A. Ahlström company in the Kauttua Works area in Eura. The building is situated by the rapids in the beautiful surroundings of the bank of the flowing Eurajoki river. It was completed in 1946, with…

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Arriving to Eura

Eura is located in Satakunta region, approximately 215 kilometres away from Helsinki. Travelling to Eura by public transportation is easiest either with Matkahuolto or Onnibus buses. From the bus station in Eura the distance to the Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works is approximately 4 km. You will find a taxi station right besides the bus station. You can also reach them by calling +358 600 300 33.

Download a PDF-map of kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works from here

Guided tours

Travel programs in Eura region with Magni Mundi. Inquiries via email sales@magnimundi.fi or by calling +358 44 977 8981. Group visits and inquiries about the Terraced House, call Alasatakunnan oppaat ry, +358 50 377 5245 or email terassitalo@eura.fi