Helsinki-based JKMM Architects You can use glulam The Chappe Art House was clad in black spruce to match the surrounding timber structures of the coastal town Tammisaari. Finland.

The museum will host exhibitions, and serve as a place for the community.

The Chappe Art House was designed by JKMM Architects

“Chappe” is a place where art and encounters can happen. JKMM Architects founding partner Asmo Jaaksi told Dezeen.

In Finnish architecture, there has been a tradition of public halls or houses that were important meeting places for villages. Chappe continues this tradition in the 21st century.

Art gallery in Tammisaari
In the old town of Tammisaari, an art gallery has been built.

The building, measuring 1,210 square metres, was constructed for the Albert de la Chapelle Art Foundation. Its founding donor gave the building its title. This building is an addition to Raseborg Museum.

It is made of glulam (glued laminated) timber and covered in stained black spruce, a reference to the nearby wooden buildings.

Spruce-clad art gallery
Surrounding the building are older buildings

Jaaksi stated that the vernacular architecture of townhouses with pitched roofs in the Chappe region was used as a starting point. The architect interpreted this traditional style into a contemporary one.

“Chappe brings a fresh layer to the old town by repairing its streets and reviving it with a brand new public building.”

“It’s brave, but also humble,” he said.

The skylights provide a carefully framed view that links visitors in the new galleries with Tammisaari’s historic centre.

Glulam beams
First floor gallery spaces show Glulam beams

The Chappe Art House has two galleries and a multi-purpose room on the ground floor. The two spaces are lit by a large skylight, and the exposed timber roofs give them a rustic feel.

Jaaksi explained that the large number of wooden structures in the centre of Tammisaari’s old town led him to choose timber.

The warmth and inviting nature of wood, with its natural warmth, was also a factor.

Skylight in Finland
The galleries are lit by skylights

A third gallery space, also illuminated by a skylight – but this time at ground level – was placed in the basement alongside the toilets.

This gallery space connects both the existing museum and the new building.

Underground art gallery in Finland
Skylights illuminate an underground gallery.

JKMM Architects designed this building, as well as the Amos Rex art gallery in Helsinki. Studio has also worked on other projects. a metal-clad dance centre The following are some examples of how to get started: an extension to a 1980s library.

The photography is by Tuomas Uusheimo.

Project Credits:

Client: Albert de la Chapelle Foundation
Contractor: K. Jousmaa Oy
Architecture: JKMM Architects
Interiors / Art Integration: JKMM Architects
Structural engineer: WSP Finland Oy
Geotechnical engineering WSP Finland Oy
Construction Management: WSP Finland Oy
Acoustics: WSP Finland Oy
Landscape: WSP Finland Oy
M&E engineer: Granlund Oy
Fire safety: Jensen Hughes Oy
Signage: Werklig Oy

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