Santalahti Resort – Alvar Aalto’s Sunila
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Once called the most beautiful mill in the world, the Sunila pulp mill and its residential area became an icon of Aalto's international modernism, exhibited at the Paris and New York World's Fairs in 1937 and 1939. However, the factory and its original Aino Aalto-designed premises are currently closed to visitors.
The Sunila pulp mill and housing estate (1936-38, 1947, 1951-54) is the largest complex of Aalto's original plans, a forested suburb on the shores of the Gulf of Finland in the Kymijoki estuary. Sunila, which is protected in the zoning plan, includes the factory manager's residence with its lakeside sauna, 12 terraced and apartment buildings and interesting service buildings. The area is characterised by wide lawns and simple pine yards. For more information on the buildings of Sunila, please visit the mobile route
- Langinkoski imperial fishing lodge
- Karhula River Park
Rest stopsLanginkoski - The Imperial Fishing Lodge
Public transportSantalahti is not accessible by public transport. Instead, the park part of the route can be accessed as follows:
By roadComing from Helsinki, take ramp number 73 and turn right. Drive 5.7 km on Mussolontie and turn right onto Merituulentie for 1.3 km, then turn right again onto Santalahdentie for 1.5 km to reach the destination.
ParkingThere is plenty of free parking in Santalahti.
Hop on a bike and start exploring the surrounding area! The Kotka city centre, Kotkansaari island, is only 5 kilometres away, so cycling is the ...
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