The Finnish Heritage Agency proposes the following two (or three) sites to a new tentative list of Finland (no official English titles – translations by me):"The humane modern architecture of Alvar Aalto"
In the Finnish media has been told that there will be 10–15 buildings, probably also from the other countries. The buildings included to this tentative site is not yet decided. Mentioned are especially the Paimio Sanatorium
and the Sunila Pulp Mill and Residential Area
, which was proposed for a tentative site already on 1986 but replaced by Verla.
My remarks: The Alvar Aalto works are the only thinkable site in Finland that is right away easy to see as a World Heritage Site. I think it would be a nice addition to Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright sites. In addition to the sites mentioned above should be, in my opinion, Vyborg Library
(originally in Finland but now in Russia), Villa Mairea
, Säynätsalo Town Hall
and Maison Louis Carré
."Areas of systematic settlement during and after World War II (1940–1954)"
"Phenomena related to the theme are architectural design, standardization, and the results of land redevelopment and zoning for population repositioning. The target areas could be rural areas for small-scale farming, housing areas for urban populations and residential areas for industry. As such, the proposal would represent both the 20th century and the livelihood strategy, both of which are under-represented in the World Heritage List."
My remarks: this is a strange and unexpected tentative site. I really don't understand what it means, but there must be some strategic thinking here. The Holy place of worship of Ukonsaari by the Sami people at Inari (current tentative site)
"In addition, the proposal includes a statement that The Finnish Heritage Agency waits a proposal for inclusion of the site of Ukonsaari
from the Sámi Parliament of Finland in accordance with the the Sámi cultural self-government".
My remarks: the heritage of the Sámi People would be a welcoming addition to the World Heritage list.