- by Tochtermann Wuendrich
By extending the Observatory Hill Park towards the harbour we are connecting Helsinki stronger with its waterfront and create a space of public dimensions and quality, and a perfect context for the Guggenheim museum.
The museum itself is designed as an iconic, freestanding building which puts itself in a dialog with the city by its verticallity and huge openings towards and from all directions of the city. While most of the public functions are located inbetween the 2 entrance levels, the exhibition spaces are placed above – elevated from the city ground.
Thereby the building becomes a transparent display window of ongoing and future exhibitions. Each gallery has its own character and an individual view over the city.
architect: Tochtermann Wuendrich | client: Helsinki Municipality | status: Competition (2014) | competition: Guggenheim Helsinki | location: Helsinki, Finland (60.163658, 24.955207) | climate: Continental, Temperate | material: concrete | environments: Seaside, Urban | visualizer: Studio | scale: large | types: cultural, museum | views: 5.181
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