Alvar Aalto Museum - Architecture Competition

Architecture Competitions Dated:  Sept. 8, 2015
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Alvar Aalto Museum

Task: Create a design for an extension to connect the two museums Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland.

Registration:  October 16, 2015

Submission: October 30, 2015

Location: Jyvaskyla , Finland

Prizes: 1st Prize 14000€, 2nd Prize 7000€, 3rd Prize 5000€

Language: Finnish, English

Type: Open 

Free participation and open to all nations.

One of the most significant works of Architect Alvar Aalto includes Alvar Aalto museum and the Museum of Central Finland of the Jyväskylä Ruusupuisto area.

New Extension:

  • Should find a natural connection or link with the architectural style of Alvar Aalto (1898–   1976) and be adaptable to its environment in a balance way.
  • As a connecting gateway between the museums, it should comprise a shared museum shop and a technical space.
  • Should allow the shared use of already existing spaces like exhibition halls, the auditorium, the cafeteria, the workroom spaces and the passenger elevator.
  • The functionality of the spaces is an essential part of the high level design requirements.
    Total Prize money involved: 30 000€. 



First prize-  14 000€
Second prize-  7 000€
Third prize- 5 000€. 

Additionally, there are two purchases of 2 000€ each. 

For further details, check the competition website:

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