10.08. Y pavilion is a best practice example for modern wood construction
Y is a wooden installation created by an international team of architects and fine carpenters. It is a temporary construction at the open-air museum of Seurasaari, located on a green island just a few kilometers from Helsinki.
The museum displays the traditional Finnish way of life: It features cottages, farmsteads and manors of the past four centuries that have been relocated from all around the country.
The funnel-shaped pavilion measures almost 11-meters in length and aims to provide a hypnotic meditation spot from where to reflect on the changing state of time. Behind Y is architecture firm &’. The team comprises of Emmi Keskisarja, Janne Teräsvirta and company architects among others.
The project encourages cross-border collaboration between architects and carpenters with digital design and production. The temporary piece forms a new social courtyard striving visitors to stay longer in the tenant farm by altering the familiar and permanent museum environment. once inside, the visitors can play around it, adopting different positions thanks to its modular construction.