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Photo: Maija Holma / Alvar Aalto Museum

Photo: Maija Holma / Alvar Aalto Museum

Registration for the architectural competition for Jyväskylä’s Ruusupuisto museum area is now closed. A total of 1321 participants have registered. This is the second-highest number of registered participants in an architectural competition held in Finland – a close second to the Guggenheim Helsinki competition.

The Ruusupuisto competition is for the design of an extension connecting the Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland, and the surrounding outdoor area. The aim is to develop these two key Aalto works to form an attractive, high-quality museum centre, which will also improve the shared use and functionality of the museums’ premises.

The next step is for registered entrants to send in their entries. These should be submitted in electronic form by 16:00 (EET, UTC +2) on Friday, 30.10.2015 at the latest.

The competition winner will be announced on Alvar Aalto’s birthday, 3.2.2016.

The competition is being run by the Alvar Aalto Foundation and the City of Jyväskylä.

Competition programme:

Press release on the competition (published 29.6.2015)

Further information:
Nina Heikkonen
Alvar Aalto Foundation
+358 44 500 1257