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Alvar Aalto's architecture in a free mobile app!
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AALTOsites give a comprehensive overview of Alvar Aalto’s architecture in the Helsinki region.
The AALTOsites app can be downloaded into the user’s smartphone, and is then available wherever the user is. It does not require an internet connection, but also contains links to further information and services online.
The location service shows the user’s position on a map and the distances to Aalto-designed buildings. The integrated map service works without an Internet connection and guides the user to Aalto-designed buildings. The access information also indicates whether a building is open to the public.
AALTOsites encourages users to consider the way that time affects a city’s development and architecture. AALTOsites is intended to inspire people to experience architecture personally and to see below the surface of buildings. It uses archive material to reveal interesting details of the buildings and their historical backgrounds. Via the buildings users also gain insight into Alvar Aalto’s design.
AALTOsites is a service for travellers to Helsinki. The app, including its maps, works without an Internet connection.
The first version of the app contains a selection of Aalto’s architecture in the Helsinki. The selection will subsequently be extended to include buildings in the Jyväskylä region, the ultimate aim being to expand AALTOsites to cover all of Alvar Aalto’s architecture worldwide.
AALTOsites is the Alvar Aalto Museum’s first step into the world of mobile communication, and opens up new ways of approaching Alvar Aalto’s architecture.
The app works in Finnish, English, Swedish and Spanish.