The architecture of Europe is varied, rich in history and tradition and with great names within contemporary architects. The small size of the countries and the relatively short distances between them make it possible to visit several in a short time.
Northern Europe is diverse but its European architecture also has features in common and some countries have influenced others. There are many different peculiarities and styles that enrich and complement it.
In Europe we can admire buildings from all historical periods and get excited by the extensive work of masters such as Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen or Mies Van der Rohe. We will also enjoy the great contemporary architects like Rem Koolhaas, Peter Zumthor, Norman Foster, Bjiarke Ingels, Richard Rogers, Jean Nouvel or Herzog & de Meuron.
Here are some examples of travel through the European architecture of northern Europe. We work according to the needs of each person or group and adapt each trip.
The trip through Alvar Aalto architecture in Finland will take us to the cities of Hèlsinki, Lahti, Jyväskylä, Seinäjoki, Noormarkku, Rauma, Turku, Paimio and Espoo. Trips through the European architecture of Alvar Aalto in Finland means taking a tour through the works of one of the masters of twentieth century architecture and also find exceptional buildings within a beautiful natural environment.
On this trip through Dutch architecture we will visit Amsterdam, which is perhaps the European city with the most historical relevance to urban design. Rotterdam is known worldwide for its innovative architecture and highlights the buildings of local architects Rem Koolhaas, founder of OMA or MVRDV. In La Halla we will also find interesting examples of contemporary architecture and it is essential to visit Utrecht with the Rietveld-Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld as an emblematic work.
As one of the key figures of modern architecture, the work and thought of Le Corbusier are still valid, and visiting them in Paris is a fantastic way of approaching his work. We will visit the Villa Savoye in Poissy and take advantage of the trip to Paris to visit other outstanding works of French architecture of various contemporary architects such as the Arab World Institute of Nouvel, the Library of France of Perrault or the Pompidou Center of Piano and Rogers, among many others.
London, with its perfect balance between tradition and modernity, is a unique city that always surprises, no matter how many times it has been visited before. To the always architectural vanguard of London it is necessary to add the new buildings built after the Olympic Games of 2012 that transformed the area of the Lower Lea Valley. On this trip through the contemporary architecture of London we can rediscover the English capital with the help of our architect guides.
In Basel architecture we will find true masterpieces of contemporary architectural art, created by internationally renowned architects like Mario Botta, Richard Meier or the natives Herzog & de Meuron. In addition, the Vitra campus in nearby Weil Am Rheim that includes works by Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Siza or Tadao Ando, among many others.
The chapel of Ronchamp, of Le Corbusier is located a short distance from Basel and is an essential sight for architecture lovers that we include in this trip to Basel and its surroundings.
This trip to the Swedish and Danish architecture is shocking because of its unconventional mix of styles. Copenhagen already in the 60s highlighted above all thanks to Arne Jacobsen, from whom we can visit part of his work.
Crossing the bridge that connects Denmark with Sweden we will find Malmö and we will be able to visit the new district Västra Hamnen. Towards the north we will arrive at Helsingborg touring interesting architectural examples.
The main objective of this trip through European architecture is to know the Swiss architecture through the work of Peter Zumthor, one of the masters of the 20th century. His extensive work is distributed throughout the country but mainly concentrated in small towns in the Canton of Graubunden. We will not forget the experience of the thermal baths of Vals.
We will also take the opportunity to see other interesting buildings of Swiss architecture: in Basel, we will find works by Zaha Hadid or Frank Gehry or in Lucerne works by Nouvel or Calatrava