Helsinki-based JKMM Architects used glulam and black spruce cladding to narrate the Chappe Artwork Home to surrounding timber constructions within the coastal city of Tammisaari, Finland.
Positioned within the previous city of Tammisaari, which is understood for its historic picket buildings, the timber artwork museum was knowledgeable by conventional halls and will probably be used for exhibitions and as a group house.
“Chappe is a spot for encounters and encountering artwork,” JKMM Architects founding companion Asmo Jaaksi instructed Dezeen.
“In Finnish structure there’s a lengthy custom of individuals’s homes or halls which were essential public assembly locations significantly for village communities. Chappe is a twenty first century continuation of this custom.”
The 1,210-square-metre constructing was constructed for the Albert de la Chapelle Artwork Basis, whose founding donator gave the constructing its identify, as an addition to the regional Raseborg Museum.
It has a glued laminated (glulam) timber construction and was clad in black-stained spruce as a nod to the close by timber buildings.
“The formal start line for Chappe is the world’s vernacular pitched roof townhouse structure that we have now interpreted in a recent method,” stated Jaaksi.
“Chappe provides a brand new layer to the encompassing previous city, repairing its streetscape and invigorating it with a brand new public constructing.”
“It’s each humble and courageous,” he continued.
“The skylights supply fastidiously framed views that join guests inside the brand new galleries to Tammisaari’s historic centre.”
The bottom flooring incorporates the Chappe Artwork Home’s entrance lobby and multipurpose room that can be utilized for occasions, with the 2 predominant galleries on the higher flooring. Each areas are illuminated by a outstanding skylight and have uncovered timber roofs.
“Within the previous city of Tammisaari’s centre, there are numerous picket buildings which directed us to go for timber,” defined Jaaksi.
“The ecological advantages of working with timber had been additionally an essential issue, as was the inviting high quality of wooden with each its inherent heat that’s interesting to the human contact.”
A 3rd gallery house, additionally illuminated by a skylight – however this time at floor stage – was positioned within the basement alongside the bathrooms.
This underground gallery house additionally connects the brand new constructing to the prevailing museum.
The constructing is the newest cultural centre designed by JKMM Architects, which additionally designed the Amos Rex artwork gallery in Helsinki. Different latest initiatives by the studio embrace a metal-clad dance centre and an extension to a Eighties library.
The images is by Tuomas Uusheimo.
Consumer: Albert de la Chapelle Basis
Contractor: Okay. Jousmaa Oy
Structure: JKMM Architects
Interiors / artwork integration: JKMM Architects
Structural engineer: WSP Finland Oy
Geotechincal engineering: WSP Finland Oy
Building administration: WSP Finland Oy
Acoustics: WSP Finland Oy
Panorama: WSP Finland Oy
M&E engineer: Granlund Oy
Hearth security: Jensen Hughes Oy
Signage: Werklig Oy