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Stora Enso’s site in Ingerois – part of the Finnish national heritage

Stora Enso’s Ingerois Mill has been a site of industrial activities involving forest production for more than 140 years.

​Several buildings on the mill site were designed by the world-famous Finnish designer and architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976). This unique history has attracted the attention of Finland’s National Board of Antiquities, which has now declared the area  a site of national heritage interest.

​Alvar Aalto designed several residential buildings on the site, as well as part of the mill building erected in 1938. His designs included, for example, a house used by the foremen at the mill, three large houses intended for engineers, and several other buildings on the industrial site and in the nearby village of Inkeroinen.

Along with the architecture of Alvar Aalto, the area’s designation as a site of national heritage interest has sparked an interest among tourists, who now come to visit the mill, as well as the Ankkapurha Industrial Museum and its displays on the mill’s history.