Exploring Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium

When photographer Benjamin Gilbert visited Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium in Finland, he was captivated by the architect and designer’s attention to detail. He captures the seemingly small features that help to make the entire building one healing element for the tuberculosis patients it was designed for.

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Photograph of an architectural detail inside the Paimio Sanatorium, designed and built by the architect Alvar Aalto.
The Paimio Sanatorium, Finland, Benjamin Gilbert. Source: Wellcome. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

About the photographer

Photographic black and white, head and shoulders portrait of Benjamin Gilbert.

Benjamin Gilbert

Ben is a senior photographer for Wellcome. He is happiest when telling stories with his photographs, whether that be the health implications of rural-to-urban migration in India, or the dedication of the workers who power the NHS.