OCA Architects

National Museum of Finland
Open competition Uusi Kansallinen for the design of an extension for the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki

Organizer: The Finnish Heritage Agency, the National Museum of Finland and Senate Properties
Client: National Museum of Finland
Typology: Museum
Size: 4.000m2
Budget: 50.000.000 €
Status: Open competition / upper class, selected proposal

Bernardo Garcia, Hernan Lleida

photographic visualizations by OCA team

The new annex is located in the most strategic location, connecting both existing buildings and all four underground elevators. The connection to the old building is clear and straight. The two entrances to the new hall and restaurant allow for independent operation and also take part in a magnificent submerged space. The project proposes an enormous empty space that connects the new underground exhibition space to the hallway and restaurant, creating a space full of opportunities and truly suitable for museum purposes.