Tampere Art Museum. Finland

The proposal for the new museum suggests treating the current building and the  extension as two equal entities, moving the new access to an independent volume between them. A neutral volume acting as entrance, connection and articulation between old and new volumes.

On the outside a generous staircase leads visitors towards the foyer, a double height space with zenith lighting coming from the perimeter. From this central space, directly connected to all public and social programs, visitors can access both the permanent exhibitions in the existing building or the temporary ones on the extension.

On the upper floor a bridge above the foyer connects again both buildings, creating a loop in the exhibition tour. This link becomes not only a circulation space but also part of the exhibition experience.

project info:

Design competition on the Tampere Art Museum area and Pyynikintori square

sukunfuku studio  / Architecture Lead

Miguel Huelga, Iria de la Peña

az landscape / Urban planning-landscape dsgn.

Arantxa Zabalza

blank exhibitions / Museography – scenography

Anastasia Ulin, Inma Razola

DXOXC / Branding – wayfinding

Steven David Roberts

site: Tampere, Finland
building area: 5887m2 (Museum extension)
landscape area: 14.060 m2
budget: unknown
client: Municipality of Tampere