Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

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Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Finnish Architectural Contest – entry by Nizio Design International, Architects

30 Dec 2014

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Architecture Contest

Design: Nizio Design International, Architects, Poland

CITYSCAPE

Images © Nizio Design International

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Perception of form is not an event totally devoid of any influence of the environment. That is why the form of the new Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki is not involved exclusively in the presentation of itself or defining a new spatial language detached from place.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Through its location, the new Guggenheim building in Helsinki becomes a connection and a medium. By means of the relation with a park, a quarter development, a terminal, port infrastructure and public space as its frame of reference, it synthesizes the characteristics and values represented by all these elements.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

The location is treated as a positive sum of Helsinki’s intersecting factors. As an urban cluster that is an integral part of the waterfront. Aiming to combine them, it is defined as a general term: ABSTRACT. Situated parallel to the shore line, the museum’s shape is an integral part of the operating port, which redefines its image, becoming a place associated with the city, its centre and the waterfront.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

The port typology lends logic to the abstract concept of art in a city. Common features of context find their essence in its interior, where public space meets with the arts and education.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

The main opening leads by a front square to the interior of the building via a wooden amphitheatric staircase acting as a spatial counterpoint to the Helsinki Cathedral. The staircase is a place of social interaction and provides direct access to the exhibition halls on the second and third floors. Side openings are to provoke east-west relations.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Moving towards the main attractor, namely the Performance / Conference Hall, you will enter the „soul” of the building, which frames the waterline and the opposite shore of Helsinki and leads to the shoreline. The Guggenheim Museum becomes an open extension of public space, functioning also outside the Museum’s opening hours.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

The glazed storage areas and preparation rooms become a living educational exhibition. The open space of the ground floor serves as a city salon, where artists mix with visitors of the museum.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Openness is achieved through a system of gates. The gates, as an opening, form the stage for the space hidden behind them.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Just as in abstract art, the new museum evokes all of the above-mentioned common features of the poles making up the location.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

It speaks in the formal language of the port buildings and terminals, on whose route it is located. As such, reaching the size of the adjacent quarter developments, it generates a background that makes everything that is around it legible.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

USABILITY

The building consists of internal functional blocks, structural components and an outer skin.
Functional islands along with communication shafts are located on the ground floor.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Communication
Each of the above-mentioned functions is accessible from the public communication and exhibition space forming an open plan ground floor.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Atrium
Through the centre of the museum there is an atrium also opening towards the shore. When the Performance Hall is set up, the atrium enlarges the open space of the ground floor.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Grid of columns
Spaced 10 x 10 m, this grid provides support for the above-located exhibition galleries and restaurants.

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest images / information from Nizio Design International Architects

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest

Entries to this Finnish architecture contest, on e-architect:

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Contest entry by Andrea Maffei Architects

Guggenheim Helsinki Competition entry by PM²G + MESH Architects

Helsinki Guggenheim Design Competition entry by Ostrowscy Architekci

Guggenheim Helsinki Competition entry by Smith Scott Mullan Associates


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