First look: Designs for the Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki are selected
French firm win the bid
Finland's capital city, Helsinki, has been selected as the newest location for one of the world's most renowned art institutions – the Guggenheim Museum. Following an influx of more than 1,000 design proposals for the museum's building, the committee have selected young French firm, Moreau Kusunoki Architects as the winners of the bid.
The Paris-based firm, founded by husband-wife duo Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki, have designed a plan that is conscious of its South Harbour location and proposed a structure made up of a series of inter connected pavilions set around a central walkway, which culminates in a final tower structure that offers incredible views of the surrounding harbour. Take a look at the proposed design above.