Collection by Allie Weiss

Design Proposals for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki


An anonymous, open design competition organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is envisioning a new branch of the museum on in the South Harbor area of Helsinki. The museum would cover international twentieth and twenty-first century art, with a special focus on Nordic art and architecture. The first round of submissions drew in 1,715 proposals from 77 countries. Click through the slideshow to see a handful of the submissions, which are poised to transform the waterfront area.

See the rest of the proposals online.

An anonymous proposal for the Guggenheim Helsinki features a box-like form that opens up toward the water.
Another design takes a more amorphous profile.
Many of the proposals feature a wood-clad exterior.
Stark geometries propose to reconfigure the waterfront.
Other designs envision the museum as a site for additional green space in the city.
This futuristic proposal incorporates the adjacent boardwalk.
Some proposals position walls of windows alongside the water, while others envision more elaborate facades.
Many designs, like this one, seem to float on the water.