Guggenheim Helsinki Museum designs go on show

The Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation’s immersive exhibition Guggenheim Helsinki Now: Six Finalist Designs Unveiled will open to the public tomorrow at the Kunsthalle Helsinki in Finland, revealing for the first time the fully developed designs from which a winner will be selected in the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition.

Visitors to the free exhibition will be able to explore and imagine the possibilities proposed by the six finalist teams, view 15 designs newly announced as honourable mentions by the jury, and interact with installations that present analyses and interpretations of the data compiled from the record-setting 1,715 submissions to this open, international architectural competition. A concurrent series of public programmes, designed to engage a range of age groups, will offer additional opportunities for the public to learn about and discuss the ideas and issues raised by this unprecedented initiative.

Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, said: “We hope this exhibition and its programmes will inspire the Finnish public to engage with the possibilities of a Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, and to think about the potential of a prominent site on their waterfront. We are proud that the Guggenheim has generated these innovative approaches to the role of art and architecture in the future cityscape. Now, through this exhibition, we offer the public an opportunity to dive into the kind of thinking that the jury will do as it prepares to choose the winning design.

To meet the finalists, including the UK’s Asif Khan Ltd click here.

For more informations on the competition see last month’s M+H Advisor’s report.