Proyecto & Dirección de Obra
We tried to carry out a building that pretends to shape a Necessities Program in a very schematic and detailed way and at the same time generate an iconic poetic view: a green land, a bunch of logs, a nature´s offering to the city.
The building is divided into two volumes: the exhibition volume that “rests” on the ground floor volume. Laying out the museum horizontally allows vast continuous interior surfaces. The Tahititomin Park in front of the museum will continue in the building’s plaza, merging with a catalogue of meeting and experience features. The ground floor will be a robust, busy and frequently updated space suitable for quick visits and walkthroughs. The exhibition area is fragmented into 4 galleries that are resolved in a free open plan (simple and double-height ceilings) with great flexibility for exhibitions allowing different layouts with movable screens. The scattered bulk of the galleries provide transparency, with views from the periphery into the center and vistas through the entire depth of the building.
We decided then to use local oak to cover externally the exhibition galleries, because it is a renewable material and we believe that it will be a very good choice considering the climatic conditions of the site. Concrete, glass and green roofs, on the other hand, compose the ground floor. The most significant feature of the main hall is the vertical connection, covered with ice, representing the coldest seasons of Finland, like an Iceberg!