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Paimio Sanatorium receives a significant Getty grant for conservation

Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium (1933) is among the ten modern buildings selected to receive funding under the philantrophic grant initiative Keeping It Modern by The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles. According the Alvar Aalto Foundation press release, the architectural conservation grant of $180,000 will be used for a comprehensive conservation management plan – the first of this magnitude in Finland.

In addition to the Paimio Sanatorium, the  projects selected to receive funding are: Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House, Hilario Candela’s Miami Marine Stadium, Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, Ray and Charles Eameses’ residence ‘The Eames House,’ I.M. Pei’s Luce Memorial Chapel and Max Berg’s Centennial Hall in Wrocław, Poland, Dov Karmi’s Max Liebling House in the White City of Tel Aviv, Israel, and Le Corbusier’s apartment and studio in Paris, France.

Alvar Aalto. Paimio Sanatorium (1933). Photo by courtesy of Alvar Aalto Foundation.

Alvar Aalto. Paimio Sanatorium (1933). Photo by courtesy of Alvar Aalto Foundation.

More information

Alvar Aalto Foundation press release: aaltopress.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/alvar-aalto-foundation-receives-a-generous-grant-to-conserve-paimio-sanatorium.
The Getty Foundation: blogs.getty.edu/iris/getty-foundation-announces-keeping-it-modern.

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