This project is inspired by Alvar Aalto’s architecture, paintings and design philosophy. It is an extension to an existing Scandinavian museum by (and partly about) Aalto, one of the world’s greatest architects of the last century.
A sculptural outer skin and green roof respond to Aalto’s originally intended continuous flow of landscape and water between the buildings.
The new extension remains somewhat concealed, waiting quietly in the shadows to be explored from inside – inviting visitors over and through – with a light visual and physical footprint. Its only visible facade appears as a folded screen and waterwall in the landscape, crafted from copper, one of Aalto’s preferred materials.