Are chosen for electrical contract for Serlachius Museum Gösta extension

Opened in 1945, the Serlachius Museum Gösta has an art collection that includes numerous works of great significance to the development and history of Finnish art.The extension project at the home of the collection, Joenniemi Manor, consists of a new wooden building of 5,100 square metres that fits well in its green surroundings and which will also contain the museum’s relocated main entrance.The project will give the museum five times the space it had before, allowing it to function at an entirely new level.

“All the contractors for the Serlachius Museum Gösta are located not far from the project site, and it was Are’s Jyväskylä office that was chosen for the electrical contract.The local knowledge of our construction consultant, Pöyry CM Oy, was decisive in the final selection of electrical contractor.Are submitted a competitive bid for the contract.Its long history and good reputation also helped tipped the balance in its favour,” explains Juha Roponen, Director, Finance and Administration at the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation.

The extension features not only exhibition spaces and offices but also a hall, restaurant areas and museum shop.There are also technical facilities as well as premises for restoration work. The extension will be linked to the existing Joenniemi Manor building via a passageway allowing easy transfer between the two buildings.

Are has a well-earned reputation for undertaking demanding projects to a high standard.

“The nature of the location and the job make this an unusually challenging contract.The Gösta museum is home to great works of art, and the contract will require exceptional care and attention from our installation staff.As the building itself is a work of art, the end result of our efforts must be in keeping with this,” says Markku Mäkinen, Area Manager at Are.

For additional information, please contact:
Markku Mäkinen, Area Manager, Are Group, tel. +358 (0)40 300 5219

Juha Roponen, Director, Finance and Administration, Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation, +358 (0)50 355 5796.

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