Paris firm DGT Architects worked to transform an old Soviet military base to function as a national museum.
The museum will be located in Tartu, Estonia, and is said to hold a remarkable collection of 140,000 objects. The goal for the company was to ensure that the history of the abandoned Soviet military base was kept intact, which was done by using minimal restoration techniques while infusing the building with modern additions. With its high ceilings, cold aluminum gray color and expansive size, the museum is worth visiting just for its architecture alone.
The base is surrounded by a snowy sprawling landscape that makes it standout vividly against its cold and slightly unsettling environment -- creating an atmosphere of never-ending space.