147 proposals submitted in the design competition for Tampere Art Museum and Pyynikintori
The international open design competition of Tampere Art Museum and Pyynikintori closed on 27 March 2017. A total of 147 entries were submitted to the competition, most of these from outside Finland.
The pseudonyms of the entries and a selection of images have been published on the competition’s website. The website also contains a section for leaving comments on the entries. The comments will be forwarded to the judges.
The aim is to select the best proposals in early May, and the creators of these will be asked to produce miniatures by the end of May. The eventual winner will be selected in August.
A public event on the competition will be held at Tampere Music Academy on Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 6 p.m., showcasing also the miniatures. Before the event, there will be a free walk around the competition area for residents.
The purpose of the competition is to find an architecturally high-quality solution for the implementation of the extension of Tampere Art Museum, where the aesthetic, functional, technical and economic objectives, as well as those dealing with sustainable development, have been solved in a balanced way.
With this competition, the museum wants to develop its spatial prerequisites, bring its operations from separate locations under one roof and increase the museum’s appeal and awareness also through impressive architecture.
Participants are also encouraged to submit their ideas on how to develop the Pyynikintori area as a vital, high-quality public space through an uplifted image and new functions. An important starting point is to locate parking under the square.
Another requirement is to make plans for residential, commercial and office space that fits into the surroundings. The objective is to find the most cost neutral solution, meaning that construction costs will be covered by the sales of building rights in the area covered by the plan.
The 5.4-hectare area is located near the city centre of Tampere, in the districts of Amuri and Pyynikinrinne. The busy Pirkankatu street traverses the area. Pyynikintori, Heinätori and Heinäpuisto are located to the south of the street, and the area surrounding Tampere Art Museum is on the northern side, along with two parks.
Text Anna-Leea Hyry