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Gösta Extension – Open International Design Competition

Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation is organising an open international competition for the design of an extension for the Serlachius Museum Gösta (Joenniemi Manor).

The purpose of the competition is to find for the Serlachius Museum Gösta’s extension an implementation solution which is compatible with its unique cultural environment, architecturally of top quality as well as functional and feasible. The intention is to achieve a balance between the aesthetic, functional, technical and economic targets, while adhering to the principles of sustainable development.

This is an open international design competition open to architects worldwide.


Design an implementation solution for the Serlachius Museum Gösta’s extension.

The extension will contain facilities for travelling exhibitions, collections, conferences, representation functions and offices as well as a restaurant with auxiliary spaces. It will also contain a new main foyer and ticket sales facilities with auxiliary spaces. The net floor area of the extension will be about 3,000 m2.

Please see the Serlachius Competition programme for further details and instructions.


The total prize sum of €110,000 will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st prize €40,000
  • 2nd prize €30,000
  • 3rd prize €20,000
  • and two Purchases, each €10,000


  • This is an open international design competition.
  • The participants must be lincensed to practise architect’s profession in their own countries.
  • The competition entries shall be prepared either in the Finnish or English language.

How to enter?

Competition entries and scale models must be delivered by 15 p.m. to the address below or verifiably handed over to the post office or other carrier for delivery no later than the due date, in which case the entry must be received at the address below no later than 16 March 2011 and the scale model no later than 30 March 2011.

The package should be marked with the coded pseudonym as well as the text “Design Competition Gösta”.

Competition entries’ delivery address:

Serlachius Museum Gösta, Joenniemi Manor
Joenniementie 47
FI-35800 Mänttä, Finland