Conexão entre o Museu Alvar Aalto e Museu da Finlândia Central.
Local: Jyväskylä, Finlândia
Autores: Fernando O'Leary, Pedro Domingues, Pedro Faria
With its limits defined by the architecture of Alvar Aalto, the space in between the museums was treated as a point of convergence of lines, circulations and events that happen in its surroundings. A new dynamics was created with the purpose of leveraging the preexisting functions, creating spaces for free circulation associated with a new program.
The design is assembled by the continuity of the lines that that form the two museums. The pre-defined limits of the intervention area were extrapolated to create a new urban connection between the Ruusupuisto building, the Café Alvar, the auditorium, the exhibition spaces, the gardens and the bus stop. This articulation is part of a new system that follows the topography and forms an artificial landscape with platforms for permanence and events as well as promoting continuous connections with existing levels.
The insertion of the intervention seeks to establish a harmonious transition between the museums through a constant dialogue with their construction alignments while the new materials aim to establish a relationship by contrast. The double-glazing glass vertical planes allow a visual perception of the continuity of the circulation axis and existing walls that permeate the new building.