The studio proposal was selected as one of six finalists in the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition which received over 1,715 submissions from across 77 nations. Five timber towers huddle together at Helsinki harbour, offering remarkable views from its lookouts while welcoming visitors into the city. Challenging the boundaries of wood construction, the project takes a sustainable approach that belongs to the landscape. Helsinki Five rethinks the conventional museum space by strengthening the vertical dimension, engaging discovery and generating new connections; it is a play of hide and seek, light and dark, in and out.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Prof. HG Merz – Stuttgart / Germany
Knippers & Helbig – Stuttgart / Germany
Transsolar – Stuttgart / Germany
Gehl Architects – Copenhagen / Denmark
Moka-Studio – Hamburg / Germany
2015 / Shortlist