"Asplund's architecture explodes all the boundaries.
The purpose is a celebration with no preconceived
notions as to whether it should be achieved with
architectural or other means. It is not a composition in
stone, glass, and steel, as the functionalist-hating
exhibition visitor might imagine, but rather a composition
in houses, flags, searchlights, flowers, fireworks, happy
people and clean tablecloths" (Alvar Aalto on the 1930