Following the receipt of a record number of entries (1,715) to its Guggenheim Helsinki design competition, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation opened an exhibition titled “Guggenheim Helsinki Now: Six Finalist Designs Unveiled,” at the Kunsthalle Helsinki in Finland on April 25. In addition to the six finalist proposals, the Guggenheim Foundation bestowed Honorable Mention commendations to 15 projects. Parisian firm Moreau Kusunoki Architectes was declared the winner of the Guggenheim Helsinki design competition on June 23.
Click on the links below to see more information for each project in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.
GH-1834948996 by ACXT-IDOM
GH-45943941 by BUBE
GH-2655429047 by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
GH-3522074980 by Eduardo Arroyo - NO.MAD
GH-9057085971 by Francisco Jorquera and Elena Camps
GH-8928224100 by HelsinkiZürich + Sotamaa + Arkitekturum
GH-33457384 by Ja Architecture Studio
GH-1858494335 by Kutonotuk
GH-6735135162 by Nuno Brandão Costa
GH-9645159175 by Projekt Praga
GH-6361395228 by Studio Fountainhead + MGG Architects in Transit
An 11-person jury—selected by the Guggenheim Foundation, the state of Finland, the city of Helsinki, and the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA)—convened in November 2014 to select the six finalists. Led by Mark Wigley, AIA, professor of architecture at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, the jury also included Mikko Aho; director of city planning and architect for the Helsinki City Planning Department; Jeanne Gang, FAIA, founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects; Juan Herreros, a professor, and founder of Estudio Herreros; Anssi Lassila, architect and founder of OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture; Erkki KM Leppävuori, a professor, and CEO of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; Rainer Mahlamäki, a professor, and founder of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects; Helena Säteri; director general of the Ministry of the Environment, Finland; Nancy Spector, deputy director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation; Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, founder of Atelier Bow-Wow; and Ritva Viljanen, deputy Mayor of the City of Helsinki.