Pori Art Museum

  • Location: Pori, Finland
  • Client: City of Pori
  • Program: Museum extension
  • Size: 10000 m2
  • Year: 2019
  • Status: Open competition
  • Collaborators: Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy, MASU planning
  • Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren, Kristian Kontula, Lasse Kristensen, Markus Gustavsson
The new museum environment will comprise a unique opportunity to honor the past, present, and future into a coherent cultural campus.

A warehouse of treasures

Pori is characterized by its industrial heritage, eclectic building styles, gothic, neo-renaissance, and architecture that was developed in the strong growth period during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Pori Art and Culture campus takes a step back to take one step forward, by building upon the idea of the formal streetscape and informal courtyard paths. The new museum environment will comprise a unique opportunity to honor the past, present, and future into a coherent cultural campus.

The warehouse is an exhibition environment for the past, present, and future, connecting the Satakunta museum to its surroundings, the river, and the park.

The new “Pori culture campus” is a distinct node in the city that will strengthen the pedestrian connections and offer new meeting points for cultural events for a wide audience. The Campus Warehouse is an exhibition environment for past, present, and future, connecting the Satakunta museum to its surroundings, the river, and the park.

The exhibition environment weaves the different collections and gallery spaces together both in different levels and in- and outdoor spaces.

The Campus Warehouse builds upon the character of the existing cultural buildings by establishing a cultural campus for everyone and creates the central and new main entrance to the cultural campus. The museum will bring the artifacts to people, both by making them visible in the public spaces as well as displaying parts of the archive inside. The exhibition environment weaves the different collections and gallery spaces together both in different levels and in- and outdoor spaces.

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