Gösta Museum Extension
The new building is a bridge that connects the existing museum with the island of Taavetinsaari. Upon arrival it presents itself merely by its roof. It provides different ways of walking and seeing the landscape, sloping up or down, standing above the water and across to Taavetinsaari Island. The building can be accessed in four different ways; from its roof through a descending staircase. From a spectacular footbridge that brings visitors to the entrance right on top of the water, from a footpath at the south side, coming from the gardens, and from the basement of the existing museum.
Experiencing the building at its length is emerging from darkness to light; underground spaces of exhibition and storage gradually give way to the naturally lit and high spaces right above the water. The grand open space for temporary exhibitions positioned at the end, with a full height open façade directly facing the trees of the island, provides with an ever changing set of endings for the visiting experience, depending on season, theme exhibitions and time.
program: museum extension
area: 4500 m2
location: Mänttä, Finland
team: Konstantinos Pantazis, Marianna Rentzou, Ioannis Gio, Ralou Kondili