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GUGGENHEIM KISSES HELSINKI
The Guggenheim Helsinki museum is the programmatic and spatial result of urban life - the flows and focal points of people in the public space, through the museum area and connecting the museum to its surrounding areas. The city and the museum kiss each other.
The URBAN SQUARE between the museum and the Market Hall is a gathering place for urban activities and events.
From there one enters the inner courtyard of the museum. This is THE VOID, the central space for diversity, where the public kisses the museum. It could be a home for performances, sculpture, experimental structures, events, such as the Restaurant Day – we keep the possibilities open. The place is constantly evolving through metamorphosis.
Guggenheim Helsinki Honorable Mention