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Open Air Exhibition Grounds of the Estonian Road Museum / Salto AB

  • Architects: Salto AB
  • Location: Varbuse, 63122 Põlva County, Estonia
  • Project Team: Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke, Pelle-Sten Viiburg
  • Client: Estonian Road Museum
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Andrés Tarto, Courtesy of Karli Luik

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From the architect. The concept of the open air exhibition grounds is based on a road - while passing by, your route will be surrounded by different landscapes. The solution forms a long 8-shaped path, where functions with different character are placed in succession like a comic strip.

All space necessary for the museum is scooped into the landscape leaving rest of the environment as natural as possible: natural and artificial landscape is clearly separated. A hollow ranging from 10 cm to 4 m forms large-scale open-air exhibition grounds.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Open Air Exhibition Grounds of the Estonian Road Museum / Salto AB" 26 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/84162/open-air-exhibition-grounds-of-the-estonian-road-museum-salto-ab/>