title: Wave AALTO
location: Jyväskylä, Finland
use: Museum
size: 400sqm
competition shortlist: 2016

Open and transparent, the roof floats above the landscape by the support of slender pillars. A material palette of wood, steel, earthen floor, and plaster in harmony with the quiet nature and tradition found in Alvar Aalto’s architecture.

Like a landscape, the interior feels like walking on trails in a forest clearing. Softly connecting the functions and the varying floor levels of the galleries, cafe terrace and surrounding nature.