Record entries for Guggenheim design contest


A shortlist has been announced for the contract to design the Guggenheim museum to be constructed in Helsinki, Finland – a competition which attracted more entrants than any architectural ever staged.

The contest, organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants for the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, attracted 1,715 entries from more than 70 countries for the $150m project.

The most established of the finalists are UK-based Asif Khan and Zurich and Los Angeles-based AGPS Architecture.


All six “deeply thoughtful” concepts for the 12,000m² waterfront museum in the Finnish capital are from:

  • AGPS Architecture (Zurich, Switzerland and Los Angeles, USA)
  • Asif Khan (London, UK)
  • Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (New York, USA, Barcelona,      Spain; and Sydney, Australia)
  • Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Moreau Kusunoki Architect (Paris, France)
  • SMAR Architecture Studio (Madrid, Spain and Australia)

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