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)