Inspired by the unique local winter landscapes, the wood sculpture museum designed by MAD is a contrast between the elegance of nature and the speed of daily life. Its 200 meter long body is shaped as fluid frozen in time, reflecting and exploring the relation between the building and the environment.
The museum linear organized interior is connected by a centralized entrance which both divides and simultaneously joins the space, achieving a symbiotic relationship. The twist in the form creates a canopy and public plaza for visitors entering the museum, encouraging an engagement with nature through outdoor recreation activities and providing a reprieve from the frigid climate.
The exhibition spaces are organized around 3 atriums with skylights that are designed to capture the northern suns low solar path. The delicate balance of light and shadow guides visitors through the exhibitions, while forming a poetic space combining art, people, and nature.