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.
The Riverside Sauna 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.
Destination on the map
1. Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works at Eura
Information for visitors
Good to know
Traveling to Eura by public transportation is the easiest by bus. Coming from Turku, Helsinki, Tampere or Pori direction, please search for schedules and tickets at www.matkahuolto.fi/en.
From the Kauttua bus station the distance to the Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works is approx. 4 km. You’ll find a taxi station right besides the bus station.
The Turku-Pori -busline stops at Kauttua, at walking distance of 1 km from Ruukinpuisto Works. Please advice closer witht the driver.
You can download a PDF-map of Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works here: Kauttuan Ruukinpuiston opaskartta.