Proposal (2011)for museum extension on the peninsula in lake Kuorevesi, Mänttää, Finland.
Net floor area: 3000 m², Gross floor area 4700 m².
Extension to the existing museum building which will contain the art collection of the Serlachius family, temporary exhibiton spaces, a café, library, archives, offices, storage rooms, and an art conservatory space. All exhibiton spaces have large roof windows only letting in light from the north. A connection to the old building also serves as main entrance and leads directly into the
assembly hall, the building’s heart. From there, the visitor walks on a slight slope, following the
landscape, to reach all services of the new building.
The goal is to create a visual connection between the park and all spaces within the building
with the exception of the exhibitions that are solid rectangular blocks, contrasting to the organic
structure in which they stand as islands.