Guggenheim Museum, Helsinki

Art & Sculpture | Contemporary | Vernacular | Wood

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Area: 12,100 sq.m.
Status: Competition Entry
Client: Soloman R. Guggenheim Foundation

The proposal of Guggenheim Museum at Helsinki, the Finnish capital, brings an occasion of a global confluence of art, culture and architecture. The plan form of a continuously sweeping Nordic Knot inter-penetrating with itself is synchronized with the urban grid of the region. The building itself becomes a piece of sculpture integrated with the urban surroundings. It transcends beyond being an enclosure exhibiting the arts, and becomes an artwork establishing itself in the canvas of Helsinki.