An important part of the experience of visiting Serlachius Museum Gosta and its new extension is the enjoyment of the exterior spaces and natural landscapes on the surroundings, including the Island Taavetinsaari in Lake Melasjärvi. The garden around Johanemi shows a relevant visual axis connecting the island and the manor house. Following that axis, at the lake, there used to be a wooden bridge connecting both lands. The new bridge emerges from main land grounds at the same point where the disappeared bridge started. This new structure reaches the island without middle water columns, allowing not only visual respect of original water column foundation, but also permitting that in case of high-water (case every 10 years) a small boat can go underneath it.
Status: Completed on June 2014
Location: Mänttä, Finland
Client: Gösta Serlachius Art Foundation
Budget: 500.000 €
Architects: Boris Bezan, Mara Partida, Héctor Mendoza (MXSI)
Local Architect: Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects Oy
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute