Geometria’s Markus Wikar together with Futudesign have designed the new main exhibition in The Cultural History Museum of Åland, Finland.
The Cultural History Museum includes exhibition about archaeology, ethnology and architecture. The permanent section of the exhibition presents the Åland islands in the broadest sense through 7500 years of the islands’ history.
The linear exhibition design leads the visitor chronologically through history. The layered landscape is customized to display artifacts of different size and form. The previous main exhibition was installed 35 years ago in a new modernist museum building designed by Helmer Stenroos in 1981.
Architectural design: Geometria Architecture Ltd (Markus Wikar) & Futudesign Oy (Iikka Airas, Auvo Lindroos, Aleksi Niemeläinen, Teemu Seppänen, Risto Wikberg)
Collaborators: Atom Arkitekter Ab, Mariehamns Elkonsult Ab (Electrical engineering), Turing Ab (hvac), Tor Cederman (Exhibition scenery design), Rita Jokiranta (graphic design)
Photography: Wilhelm Rejnus