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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