SERLACHIUS MUSEUM GOSTA / MANTTA, FINLAND
A system of grouped pavilions... Our main concern was the issue of scale. Therefore, this composition tent to avoid huge formal mass, an imposed artefact; we have created a system of 5+2 decomposed pavilions separated functionally, yet strongly connected by its inner 'heart' of this composition - the assembly hall. With this approach, the whole area is 'connected' in its newly formed point grid. Each pavilion has its own story to tell, they hold different activities, various textures, volumes, colors, patherns, sizes..., but they also need to be reunited with this new piazza. The existing parc is upgraded with new functions. it is the space to sit & relax, to walk trough, to gather, socialise, to communicate, hold lectures, exhibitions, projections..., a modulable inner space. The hall has its in & out effect - it is phisically closed space but also a visualy open one, making this project to be in harmony with surrounding nature and heritage. While avoiding one special direction we have created a point of multi-axis, a plac of multi-options, the focal point of this project. The object and the forest are overlaped as one, they mix in the 'spatial mimic' solution providing a surprising effect to the visitor; one need to discover it, to walk trough, to check. We avoided one form, so we created multi-forms, a system that emphasize its orientation towards the lake by movable openings in the walls, a system that distributes its functions on separated pavilions giving a better inner and outer visualisation-orientation. Surely a composition that gives new rhythm to this space, making it more dynamic, various. One of the advanteges in this approach is the fact that it leaves enough space for any future extension, that comes naturally around it in satelite like positioning.