Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation launched a general international design competition in December 2010 to build a new museum building beside the art museum Gösta. The museum spaces of about 400 sg.m had proved to be inadequate for exhibition operations. .
A general design competition was organised. MX_SI architectural studio from Sapin was chosen a winner of the record popular design competition. The entry Parallels is a pavilion-like wood construction.
Director Pauli Sivonen of Serlachius Museums explains, what made the design of the winning team so attractive.