Guggenheim Helsinski is aimed to become a central infrastructure for the city. So the proposal has to deal with many heterogeneous topics. For articulatingthem, the proposal offer two main key strategies:

A / The first considers the new Museum as a relational artifact capable of interacting with different local elements in order to intensify the combined results: Lavaisilta Park, the old terminal, the main road, the skyline, the museum program, etc.

B / The second approach economy as an environmental consideration. We preserve the existing elements of Helsinsky affected by the new Museum -skyline, old ferry terminal, etc- to enable them via new program additions. We also try to formulate the straight decision for each problem and to make it clearly visible.

From these two main strategies all decisions for completing the proposal are taken:


Skyline &Views: Helsinsky presents a uniform skyline projecting small elements that qualify the uniformity of the whole. Furthermore, for the collective imaginary, city views from Laivasilta Park have enormous symbolic value. The proposal maintains the height of the existing terminal and contributes to the image of the city with a contemporary
block of common height in the city.

Relationality & Hibridation: Contemporary architecture deploys a large relational potential. Guggenheim Helsinsky wants to become a civil infrastructure in which enjoyment of art coexists with other local realities with which it interacts. In this path, the exhibition will expand toward Laivailta Park through a highly dynamic linear element. We call it the pink ribbon, a technical promenade connecting the museum with elevated views of the bay and the Park. But it also incorporates sustainable heating technologies that accompany each group of visitors, minimizing energy consumption and producing a pink light that help to fix the image of the museum by night. The pink ribbon reaches Etelaranta Street, offering a bar that can be considered as the beginning of a rare access to Guggenheim Helsinski.


Recycling & Reuse: The old terminal is fixed in the colective imaginary of citizens and visitors. But the interior also offers a space highly flexible and adaptative. We propose to keep it as a collector atrium useful to accommodate programs not directly related to the consumption of art: restaurant, meeting facilities, access, etc.

Horizontality&Verticality: Beside this horizontal atrium appear the major showrooms stacked in a compact block. This block provides panoramic views of the city and is also offered to the city as a contemporary
landmark, but visually compatible with the skyline of the city.

Conectivity&Hibridation: The proposal is completed with a set of conexions with near programs and urban realities. This conexions are intended to intensify both experiences, trying to erase the isolation of single uses through attractive programmatic mixtures. Clear communication between the new terminal and the new museum through the main restaurant is established. This proximity can be qualified everything needed.


Laboratory&Risk: Guggenheim Helsinsky aspire to participate in some of the contemporary debates  around art and architecture. The proposal is not offered as a final one, but as a set of strategies  that open possibilities that incorporate risk and public debates. A kind of laboratory that must be  continued until reach a major shared solution.

Public&Private: This difference is not clearly marked in the proposal. On the contrary, the final  limits between both domains has to be debated and fixed accordingly. We offer to expand the museum,  to create different entrances, and
date with near programs.

Energy&Movement: The pink ribbon incorporate a heating technology in the ceiling that is activated in the presence of human beings and move with their movements. It allows us not to expend much money in transitions spaces and
allow us even to open them to the park and to the bay. Th roof of the old terminal is completed with a
EFTE roof that allow us to control the inner atmosphere. The proposal aspire to intensify local technologies and products and combine it with global purposes linked to art consumption.

Economy&Intensity: The proposal enhances preexisting realities by mixing uses, connecting, and intensifying vicinities. A kind of architectural device that doesn’t need to construct a new strange container isolated from the city.