Andrea Vattovani Architecture entry for the competition of the Serlachius Museum Gösta in Männtä Finnland.
The old house should stay as it is in his outcome.
The first feeling by seeing the old Museum was that it should have the same outcome in his surrounding and his garden, every kind of building attached to the old one or close would destroy his image. In order to respect and preserve the old museum our building start from an underground level . Close to the Old Gösta museum tour building is shy and respectfully , but as further he get from the existing building he get out and express his character and his strength.
The old bridge and way to the island will live again.
We realized with historical research that the island was always important since the early age of the existing building . On the island was used to play host to the important guests and also was the original place of the sauna. In historical images you can still see way going from the house to the island. The trees left and right built this image of an promenade and the bridge at the end connected the island to the land. After finding out this information was clear to us that we wanted to reinterpret this connection and respectfully decided to re-create a bridge and bring our "guests"(visitors) to the island.
The "guests" will be again be on the island.
The visitors will metaphorical retrace the original path to the island. This time with more elements to reinterpret the original ones. The promenade will be again here, but this time the trees will be replaced trough a white metal framework on the left and the right and the bridge will be the building itself. The promenade this time will be much more sophisticated and exciting for our "guests" crossing a "bridge" in which every corner will offer a surprise with different point of view as well an inside connection bridge and will take the visitors to the exhibitions room trough an artificial promenade with continuous view to the nature outside.