SAMI cultural center
The main target is to adapt the building to the spatial perception of the SAMI people and their landscape. Because of this reason, we try to link indoor and outdoor landscape spaces. We propose a blur limit in between them, and we work with material and topological references of orientation in space instead of Cartesian ones. The resulting architectonical space is a guide for the body and its perceptual system and is adapted to its movement. To reach this goal, the building is organized in different rings of program and spatial sequences. Spatial and functional aspects are intimately linked: we mark some focus (centres) and their related program is located surrounding them. We distinguish three different types: 1- Landscape focus. One area of protected pine trees- 200-300 years old- and an open space; 2- Two programmatic focus: auditorium and parliament. 3- Two open focus. Centres surrounded only partially by program. These are also the main access of the building.
Authors: Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez and Izabela Wieczorek. (Gálvez+Wieczorek)
Collaborators: Juan Lobato, Jean-Baptiste Joye, Carla de Prada, Plácido González, Lara Freire, Hector Torres and Jaime Traspaderne.
Developer: State provincial Office of Lapland/ European Regional Development Fund.
Status: Competition project
Location: Inari, Finland
Built surface: 5000m2