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. 


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
ACXT-IDOM Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-1834948996 by ACXT-IDOM


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
BUBE Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-45943941 by BUBE


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
Diller Scofidio + Renfro Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-2655429047 by Diller Scofidio + Renfro


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
Eduardo Arroyo - NO.MAD Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-3522074980 by Eduardo Arroyo - NO.MAD


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
© Francisco Jorquera, Elena Campos Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-9057085971 by Francisco Jorquera and Elena Camps


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
helsinkizürich + Sotamaa + Arkitekturum Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-8928224100 by HelsinkiZürich + Sotamaa + Arkitekturum


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
Ja Architecture Studio Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-33457384 by Ja Architecture Studio


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
Kutonotuk Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-1858494335 by Kutonotuk


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
Labics Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-7957359931 by Labics


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
Mark Hackett Architect Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-6161051211 by Mark Hackett Architect


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
Nug Architects Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-2016469669 by Nug Architects


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
Nuno Brandão Costa Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-6735135162 by Nuno Brandão Costa


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
Projekt Praga Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-9645159175 by Projekt Praga


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
Studio Fountainhead + MGG Architects in Transit Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention

GH-6361395228 by Studio Fountainhead + MGG Architects in Transit


Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
Studio Fountainhead + MGG Architects in Transit Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention
GH-8921004555 by Viar Estudio Arquitectur


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.