Sara Hildén Art Museum
The open international competition for the new building of Sara Hildén Art Museum was organised by Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Sara Hildén Foundation and the City of Tampere in the autumn of 2020. Our proposal for the new art museum becomes a part of the brick architecture in the Finlayson area, and it is respectful towards the scale of its surroundings. The architecture of the building is straightforward, creating the newest layer to the historical industrial environment. The new mass builds up towards the east which turns into an impressive entrance for the industrial area. There is a sophisticated change in the scale of the gallery spaces while touring the exhibitions. It creates a slowly expanding series of rooms where the largest exhibition space is elevated from the level of the busy street.