« the annexe must enter into dialogue with the romantic architecture of the existing museum »

Client:
The Finnish Heritage Agency, the National Museum of Finland, Senate Properties
Location:
Helsinki
Status:
International Competition
Budget:
5 000 0000 €
Area:
3 820 m2
Team:
Matthieu Boustany, Benoist Desfonds, Peeraya Suphasidh + Henrik Ilvesmäki,
Year:
2020
Program:
Museum
The Helsinki National Museum seeks to create an extension to accommodate large-scale contemporary art collections, cultural events and meeting spaces. Located next to the historic work of the architects Gesellius, Lindgren and Saarinen, our proposal strive toward the balance between conservation and operation, quietly echoing the ethos of the heritage building and site. One the ground level, a one-story building encloses a large open courtyard which accommodates flexible programing. The museum exhibition space and its supporting programs are hidden underground surrounded by light-casted rammed earth wall construction
Annexe of Finland’s National Museum
Annexe of Finland’s National Museum
Annexe of Finland’s National Museum
Annexe of Finland’s National Museum
Annexe of Finland’s National Museum
Annexe of Finland’s National Museum
Annexe of Finland’s National Museum
Annexe of Finland’s National Museum
Annexe of Finland’s National Museum