Our design for the Guggenheim Helsinki proposes a subtly geometric three story space that sways to follow the curve of the harbor. Visitors enter through a dramatic entry that leans out toward the water to form a new pedestrian plaza.
The frame of the structure is made from beams of indigenous Finnish Pine, Spruce, and Birch wood that wrap continuously around the space. A mechanically operable wooden facade would control the flow of natural light to the museum’s galleries and reveal the collection to passersby along the harbor.
Guggenheim Helsinki was designed during Matthias Hollwich’s partnership at Hollwich Kushner Architecture DPC, where Matthias acted as principal and lead designer.