Project DescriptionThe Helsinki Guggenheim is open to the world, to the city and the sea; it will become an
active cultural hub, a dynamic platform for experimentation and innovation.
The museum’s design is founded on the contrast between the movement and materiality of the ground floors concrete and wooden surfaces and the abstract glazed, suspended exhibition space.
The building conveys a sense of lightness and solidity; it is a both contemporary and timeless construction in the continuity of the Guggenheim tradition, yet unique.
The museum merges into the sensitive waterfront: it keeps open the vision towards the water.
The fluid architecture creates a dynamic exterior and interior landscape connecting the city with the museum and the exhibition spaces in a seamless movement.
The building communicates the egalitarian quality of Nordic and Finnish culture, putting all visitors and artists on the same level indistinctively of origin, age or fame.