Amos Rex Museum

How to integrate museum and landscape

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Location: Helsinki, Finland
Function: Art museum, Cafe, Commercial spaces, Conference facilities, Event spaces, Exhibition galleries, Learning spaces, Lobby, Offices, Restaurant, Shop
Size: 13 000 m2
Status: Completed - 2018
Client: Föreningen Konstsamfundet
Scope: Adaptive reuse, Architecture, Art integration, Furniture design, Interior, Landscape, Restoration
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Amos Rex Museum is a new art museum located in the heart of Helsinki. The project consists of two parts: a new subterranean museum and the renovation of a 1930’s listed building: Lasipalatsi.

Amos Rex rethinks the urban park as part of our museum experience. Its structure is built with large concrete domes. This principle is very functional for museum use: it allows long column-free spans and flexible exhibition spaces. The domes contain skylights that introduce natural light into the galleries below as well as carefully selected views of life above. At street level, a new urban square has been created with a unique identity. The domes form an undulating landscape for people to enjoy, especially children. The Lasipalatsi building was restored respecting its valuable 1930´s Functionalist era interiors and details.

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