Schauman & Nordgren Architects’ proposal for the extension for the Alvar Aalto museum in Ruusupuisto, Jyväskylä, Finland. We proposed a generous and flexible space that connect the Museum of Central Finland and the Alvar Aalto Museum. A wide ramp along the western facade of the extension connects the two museums seamlessly together.
On the staircase, one can sit and overlook the activity in the shop or gaze at the beautiful landscape through the large glass facade. The tall and slender ‘tree-like’ columns that support the roof aim at introducing a sense of lightness to the space – as if the wild forest in the west continued through the extension to the eastern side and out in the park in front.