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Exhibition for Guggenheim Helsinki design finalists

The exhibition will showcase its Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition to find the best architectural plans for its proposed new museum in the Finnish capital, which has been whittled down to six finalists from 1,715 entries.

Augmented by a series of talks, events, and performances designed to engage a range of age groups, the exhibition will reveal to the public for the first time in full the final designs submitted by the six finalist teams in the competition, as well as 15 designs awarded honourable mentions by the jury.
Visitors to the exhibition also will be invited to explore interactive installations that present analyses and interpretations of the data compiled from all the submissions to the competition.

“Like the competition, this exhibition is meant to do more than show what architectural form a Guggenheim museum might take in Helsinki,” said Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation.

“It is an opportunity for a broad audience to consider a range of possible futures for a critical area of the Helsinki waterfront, with art and architecture at the heart of those scenarios.

“We invite the public to join us in imagining the museum of the future, discussing the issues that these designs have raised, and diving into the kind of thinking that the jury will be doing as it prepares to select the winning design.”

The exhibition will run from 25 April to 16 May.