Aalto Museum Extension
Our proposal for a new extension building, it is by definition an extension of the main spatial directions marked by the existing walls and spaces in the Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland. The new forms and spaces of the proposal result from a contextual analysis of the existing site.
By deeply relating our design to the spatial directionality, program distribution and circulation schemes of both museums, we aim to create a fluid connection between the existing buildings and promote a natural and soft spatial transition between them.
We propose a functional and pragmatic extension that creates a dialogue with the site and Aalto’s buildings by contextual operations adapting to the forces, topography and paths of this very unique place. We find in this new building principles of functionality, integration into the landscape and human sensitiveness that are characteristic of Aalto’s architecture heritage.
The space is formed by a folded surface that creates a series of horizontal platforms in different levels connected by comfortable stairs. This spatial configuration enriches the user experience with multiple route options, diagonal views and a strong connection between the inside and the outside.