Amos Rex Keidas
Helsinki’s Amos Rex Museum brought its distinct roofscape to life with a garden installation called ‘Oasis’. Designed by JKMM, ‘Oasis’ is made up of 80 wooden planters towering in and amongst the bedrock-like skylights that have made the subterranean Museum’s welcoming roofscape the most instagrammable spot in the city.
The art project demonstrates how the public realm, designed as part of the new Museum by JKMM, can effectively extend and enliven Amos Rex’s curatorial programme, reaching the widest possible audiences.
The ‘Oasis’ planters are made using Finnish pine and they contain over thirty different cooking herbs, edible flowers as well as vegetables, berries and fruits. When the installation is dismantled the plants will be distributed to new homes, including Helsinki’s schools, and the timber will be gifted to workshops in the city.