The announcement of the winning design in the open, international design competition organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for a proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki.
Inaugurated in June 2014, the competition generated a record-making 1,715 submissions from 77 countries. In December 2014, the 11-member jury announced a shortlist of six designs to be developed as finalists, selecting them for their potential in engaging with the site on Helsinki’s South Harbor, contributing to the urban context, advancing sustainable architecture and challenging, or expanding on, conventional museum practice. In keeping with European Union and Finnish procurement rules, the identities of the firms responsible for the six finalist designs were announced but not matched to the submissions. On June 23, the winning design and its architect will be revealed.
Date: Tuesday, June 23, at 11 am Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)
Location: Palace, Eteläranta 10, Helsinki
Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
Mark Wigley, Chair, Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition jury and Professor and Dean Emeritus, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Jussi Pajunen, Mayor, City of Helsinki
Ari Lahti, Chairman, Guggenheim Helsinki Supporting Foundation, and Architects from the Winning Design Team
Following the announcement of the winner, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York will host a free public program on July 1 at 6 pm in its Peter B. Lewis Theater, led by Architectural Record editor-in-chief Cathleen McGuigan and introducing the architects responsible for the winning design. Details will be announced shortly.