Historical and idyllic works in the Satakunta Region
Ahlström Capital’s two historical works, The Noormarkku and Kauttua Works in the Satakunta region in Western Finland, have a significant role not only in the long history of the Ahlström family, but in the industrial and cultural history of Finland.
One of the largest and most impressive ironwork areas in Finland, the Noormarkku works has been in the ownership of the Ahlström family for almost 150 years. Three years after the acquisition of the Noormarkku Works, Antti Ahlström bought the Kauttua Works.
During the ownership of Ahlström, both works have risen to their current splendour. These days, the Noormarkku and Kauttua Works both provide well-known and high-quality hotel and restaurant services, as well as meeting services. Both works are managed by A. Ahlström Kiinteistöt Oy, a subsidiary of Ahlström Capital Oy.
The Noormarkku Works offers accommodation for more than 90 people in their elegant rooms. Guests may complete their visit using the Works’ culture and nature services. During Noormarkku Works tours, a guide will acquaint the guests with Villa Mairea, the Ahlström Voyage exhibition and the Makkarakoski saw-mill. In addition, top-quality outdoor activities, such as fishing packages and canoe safaris, and wellness services are also available.
Villa Mairea 80 years celebration
Villa Mairea, designed by Aino and Alvar Aalto and built in 1939, has attained the most world-wide recognition of the buildings located in the Noormarkku Works area. The jubilee exhibition celebrating Villa Mairea’s 80th birthday displays drawings of Maire Gullichsen, made by American Alexander Calder and Swedish Kurt Jungstedt. The exhibition displays also works of Li Englund, Henrik Tikkanen, Leonardo Mosso, Cyril Szalkiewicz and Maire Gullichsen. A beautiful sketch of Villa Mairea by Alvar Aalto is on show at Klubi. The exhibition is open until the end of 2019.