With architect Kimmo Tuhola we created the museum concept and permanent exhibition design for Urheilumuseo (Sports Museum of Finland) at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium and the temporary exhibition.
The whole project took over three years. When we started, the old museum was torn down during the Olympic Stadium renovation (the museum is part of the Olympic Stadium building). All we had left from the old museum was the location. During the renovation, the museum got bigger exhibition space, and the museum library was moved.
We renewed the museum's concept and the museum experience, including strategic planning. We also worked closely with the museum with the content of the exhibitions. 
We managed the whole creative process and made creative briefs and guidelines for the video art, light design, and audio design. 
Exhibition architecture was all custom-designed by Kimmo Tuhola. 
"Sport is the most inclusive phenomenon in Finnish society. The fully renewed Permanent Exhibition of the Sports Museum of Finland tells the stories of sports that helped build our nation. The new exhibition is enlivened by versatile and unique audiovisual contents that guide the visitor from one story to another and emotion to another: from the Helsinki Olympic Games to the world of e-sports, from excitement through disappointment to joy for victory. The exhibition brings to you the heroes of Finnish success sports, such as track and field athletics, Formula One racing and ice hockey, as well as Finnish people who climb mountains, jump from airplanes or negotiate rapids and rails." -Urheilumuseo

Team:
JARI SALO
Creative direction, museum concept, exhibition design, graphic design
KIMMO TUHOLA
Creative direction, architect, museum concept, exhibition design
MATTI SYRJÄLÄ
Lighting design
JANNE AHOLA
Video installation design
AKI PÄIVÄRINTA
Soundscape design
+ Urheilumuseo crew
Production: Protos Demos, Grano, Ferin kuva

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