Albert Art Museum
How art rebuilds a village
Art and achitecture can help a small town to build its idenity. Tammisaari is an idyllic sea side town about two hours from Helsinki. The town center filled with historic wooden townhouses. JKMM is designing a museum for the art collection of Albert de la Chapelle Art Foundation. The new museum will act as a landmark for the cultural quarter facing the town’s main square.
The museum will be built of wood, which is a natural and traditional material in Tammisaari. The architecture aims to be contemporary with its own identy, but also timeless. It is inspired by Tammisaari’s pitched roof buildings. Giant window of the main exhibition hall acts as a beacon within the area. The museum includes three levels of exhibition galleries and a multipurpose event space. The historic context of the site has been preserved.