Sara Hildén Art Museum – Tampere, Finland

Museum Building
Tampere, Finland


The new museum is a new public monument for the city of Tampere. An imposing and bolt yet delicate building takes reference to the brick lined buildings of the area and blends in the historic district with respect. Seen from afar or above the building takes the characteristic element of the surrounding building roofs and translates it into a contemporary crown, a corten steel clad volume from whose interior and terrace space one can overlook the whole city, park and far beyond from the highest point in the area.

The concept creates a contemporary new roofscape above the city skyline. It further taps on a glimpse moment in the history of the park site and the greenhouses that were once flourishing on the site during the founding phases of the garden. The truncated building section generates a series of elevated outdoor spaces that are in immediate visual connection with the park and city all around the perimeter of the building, a unique spatial experience for the museum visitors preserving the sightline of the important area monuments. The iconic form becomes an instant recognizable symbol.

Across the site a new public space is created an outdoor site for temporary public art placement.

Project Team
Leonidas Trampoukis, Eleni Petaloti, Anastasia Maggouta, Eirini Doumani, Eirini Syka, Zoi Eleftheriadi
Konstantinos Koudounis
Total built area
Entry in open architecture competition