The Guggenheim Helsinki will be a pretext for a decorative composition and sentiment of nature, as represented by the lily of the valley, Kielo, the national flower of Finland. It will suggest emotions that will translate art in nature. The architecture, in turn, will epitomize nature in art.
The building will emphasize a sensual experience through its soft forms and openness. The petals form the pavilions with vertical floor-to-roof windows. Engraved in the petals will be patterns that cast light through the walls. Both the window tree installation and wood interior will nod to the Finnish forests.
From the ocean, the museum will provide an impressive new perspective to the city. The Guggenheim Helsinki will be an urban water garden, the lily floating in water. It will evoke the combination of urbane nature and contemplative aspects that characterize the building’s purpose.
Competition Entry lead by GPlus Design
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- Helskinki, Finnland
- 4,300 ft2 / 399 m2