JKMM ARCHITECTS

AMOS REX

Amos Rex 20180912  Amos Anderson museo, Helsinki

Amos Rex 20180912 Amos Anderson museo, Helsinki

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Amos Rex, formerly known as Amos Anderson Art Museum brings contemporary architecture to the modernist Lasipalatsi. The connection between the past and the present creates an interesting starting point
 for the design of the new museum.

The new museum will gently take over Lasipalatsi. The main façade on Mannerheimintie street will retain its original look as the museum settles inside. The newest layer, designed by JKMM Architects, brings the venue to this century with 
a new building beneath the square that will house the exhibition spaces and workspaces.

The sizeable exhibition halls will have structural dome ceilings. Gently curving shapes are an architectural theme that brings together the design of the square and the art museum underneath. The clearly contemporary architecture will be seamlessly integrated into the surroundings while still boldly standing out. Skylights will provide a direct connection to the square above.

The open halls have no pillars and can be used flexibly to create varying exhibitions for modern demands. The figure of the old chimney defines the space.

The new Amos Rex museum will refine and structure the location at the Lasipalatsi Square, giving it a new identity as the focus of lively urban culture.
The gently curving domes of the Art Museum outline different sized spaces that are perfect for events and just hanging out.
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source:jkmmfi
JKMM Architects is a group of architects and designers based in Helsinki, Finland. We started in 1998 with four founding partners – Asmo Jaaksi, Teemu Kurkela, Samuli Miettinen and Juha Mäki-Jyllilä. Today, we are a team of more than 90 people.

We offer a complete service across all areas and scales from architecture to interiors and furniture design. Over the years we have won 94 prizes in design competitions, including 46 first prizes, making us one of Finland’s most successful architectural offices.

Our work is rooted in simplicity, craftsmanship and experimentation. We believe the best solutions are often disarmingly simple. Distinctive architecture is the result of uncompromising pursuit of quality – as well as flexibility and improvisation. Quality is also about putting people first. We see ourselves as craftspeople: architectural beauty is the outcome of the exquisite treatment of materials.
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source:inexhibitcom
Amos Rex is a privately-funded art museum in Helsinki, Finland, also known for its futuristic underground expansion by JKMM Architects.

History and architecture
The museum, previously known as Amos Anderson Art Museum, was opened in 1965 to publicly showcase the collection of Finnish newspapers magnate Amos Anderson.
In 2018, the museum moved to a 13,000-square-meter complex consisting of a functionalist-style building designed by architects Viljo Revell, Heimo Riihimäki and Niilo Kokko in the 1930s – called Lasipalatsi (Glass Palace) -, a restored cinema, and a beautiful subterranean building designed by Helsinki-based JKMM Architects.

A part of the Lasipalatsi historical building, now completely restored, accommodates the museum’s lobby, a shop, administration offices, a cafe, and a restaurant, while the former Bio Rex cinema hall was converted into a 590-seat theater/auditorium.

The expansion is a 2,200-square-meter (23,680-square-foot) two-story building completely buried underground, which occupies the site of a former bus station.
A sequence of funnel-shaped skylights pours daylight into the sunken galleries.
The gently undulated roof of the expansion is also a public square, very popular among children and teens, dominated by an old chimney dating back to 1936.

Internally, the main gallery is a large column-free exhibition space topped by a reinforced-concrete dome covered by hundreds of white disks which turn it into a sort of giant projection screen for immersive multimedia installations.
Overall, the expansion contains three galleries (one for the museum’s permanent exhibition and two for special exhibitions), workshops, artwork storage spaces, and visitor facilities.

Collection and exhibitions
Originally dedicated to Finnish and Swedish art of the 19th century and 20th century, the museum is now also focused on international contemporary art.

As previously mentioned, the Amos Rex’s collection (which is largely based on the collection of the former Amos Anderson Art Museum) mostly consists of Finnish post-impressionist artworks. A small number of pieces from the collection are displayed on a rotational basis in a dedicated gallery.

The institution’s program of special exhibitions is mainly focused on modern and contemporary international art and, since the museum’s opening in September 2018, has featured two site-specific installations by Japanese art collective teamLAB and by Amsterdam-based collective Studio Drift, and the first retrospective in Finland of Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte.

Amos Rex also organizes guided tours, educational programs, art workshops, and special events.
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source:nomadba
Danas Helsinki postaje bogatiji za još jedan muzej i zasigurno još jednu znamenitost. Amos Rex podzemni je muzej nove umjetnosti, koji se nakon petogodišnjih radova vrijednih 50 miliona eura, otvara u čuvenoj zgradi Lasipalatsi (staklena palača) u središnjem dijelu grada, i ispod istoimenog gradskog trga koji je upravo dobio futuristički izgled.

Prva izložba koju će predstaviti novi muzej je Massless, multimedijalna instalacija japanskog kolektiva teamLab koji će postaviti pet radova iz oblasti digitalne umjetnosti za čiju realizaciju će biti korišteno 140 projektora kako bi se stvorilo hipnotičko okruženje u vidu “digitalnog ekosistema” osjetljivog na pokret, odnosno kretanje posjetilaca u prostoru. Umjetnička grupa teamLab potpisuje spektakularne instalacija a jedna od njih već četvrti mjesec postavljena je u Parizu u Grande Halle de La Villette.

Amox Rex je svojim jedinstvenim arhitektonskim rješenjima, za koja je zaslužna finska kompanija JKMM, već osvojio Fince a osvaja i svjetsku javnost. Centralni dio objekta čini veliki i lako prilagodljivi galerijski prostor sa savremenim tehničkim rješenjima; u sklopu kompleksa nalazi se, također renovirana, kino dvorana Bio Rex sa 500+ mjesta a prostor trga prilagođen je različitim aktivnostima i događajima. Galerijski prostor izgrađen je ispod zemlje, u dvorištu zgrade, koje je nekad služilo kao autobuska stanica, s obzirom da urbanistički plan Helsinkija, kako piše Dezeen, nije dozvoljavao nadogradnju postojeće zgrade.

Amos Rex zajednički je pothvat gradskih vlasti i Föreningen Konstsamfundet (FK), fondacije filantropa Amosa Andersona koja je osigurala sredstva za novi muzej koji će poslovati kao privatna institucija. BBC je uvrstio Amos Rex među najinovativnije arhitektonske objekte 2018. godine.

Ovaj najnoviji finski muzej kojeg je The Guardian nazvao “kolosalnim umjetničkim bunkerom” samo je jedan od gotovo 1.000 galerijskih i muzejskih prostora koje broji ova zemlja, koja je trebala ugostiti i Guggenheimov muzej ali su gradske vlasti Helsinkija prije dvije godine odbacile prijedlog Fondacije Guggenheim jer se nisu mogli usaglasiti oko pokrivanja troškova godišnjeg održavanja nesuđenog muzeja.
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source:arquinecom
Diseñado por la práctica finlandesa JKMM, Amos Rex, un importante museo de arte en Helsinki, se ha completado. Amos Rex continúa el trabajo del Museo de Arte Amos Anderson (1965-2017) que se estableció en el legado de Amos Anderson (1878-1961), un filántropo finlandés, coleccionista de arte y empresario de gran prestigio.

Ubicado en el corazón de la ciudad, Amos Rex se encuentra frente al edificio del Parlamento clásico de los años 20 y diagonal al Museo Kiasma, diseñado por Steven Holl. La entrada a Amos Rex es a través de Lasipalatsi («palacio de cristal»), un distinguido pabellón funcionalista de la década de 1930 que incluye restaurantes, tiendas, el cine Bio Rex y una plaza abierta detrás de él. Todos los espacios de la nueva galería de Amos Rex, sin embargo, son subterráneos. Este enfoque radical para diseñar un edificio de 6,230 metros cuadrados debajo de la Plaza Lasipalatsi fue impulsado por el contexto históricamente sensible del vecino cuartel neoclásico del siglo XIX. La inclusión de los cuarteles dependía de la retención del antiguo recinto militar del desfile, ahora Plaza de Lasipalatsi, como un espacio público abierto sin construir.

JKMM trabajó con los planificadores de la Ciudad para determinar cómo se mantendría la Plaza Lasipalatsi como un importante espacio cívico dentro de Helsinki, al tiempo que permite al público disfrutar de la única elevación nueva visible de Amos Rex, su paisaje del techo. La solución llegó en forma de tragaluces altamente esculturales que también abordan el desafío de llevar la luz natural a los espacios de exhibición subterráneos. Los tragaluces crean una nueva topografía, sus formas suavemente onduladas juegan con la idea de un parque urbano de acuerdo con la integridad de la plaza.

Dentro de los espacios de la galería, los visitantes que miran hacia arriba a los generosos tragaluces de concreto con estructura de acero se sentirán conectados a la ciudad a través de las vistas cuidadosamente consideradas por JKMM que se abren hacia el nivel de la calle. Los arquitectos han sentido que es especialmente importante para los visitantes experimentar un sentido de lugar, sentirse ubicados en una parte específica de la ciudad, incluso cuando están a seis metros bajo tierra.

Desde el punto de vista del diseño de un museo, la estructura de los grandes lucernarios abovedados ha permitido a JKMM dar forma a una sala de exposiciones de 2,200 metros cuadrados sin columnas. Los curadores encontrarán un espacio increíble para montar exposiciones.

La escala de la sala es impresionante con las cúpulas del techo y sus asociaciones históricas, creando su propio sentido particular del drama. La calidad sutil de la luz en la sala de exposiciones con iluminación superior es similar a la que se obtiene a través de la iluminación de los tragaluces.

En el interior del museo, unas escaleras inclinadas conducen desde la sala de exposiciones hasta el vestíbulo de Lasipalatsi, donde los visitantes entran al edificio a través de las puertas de los años 1930 del cine Bio Rex. Esto forma una conexión armoniosa entre edificios nuevos y existentes. JKMM ha restaurado el auditorio de cine con 550 asientos junto con el resto del pabellón Lasipalatsi. Esto está abierto al público en general, así como a los visitantes de los museos, y muestra tanto la casa de arte como las películas principales. El cine será operado por una organización de arte llamada Korjaamo que también organizará festivales y organizará otros eventos en colaboración con Amos Rex.