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Guggheneim Helsinki Museum in Finland by Andrea Maffei Architects

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: Andrea Maffei Architects


The competition is about the construction of the new Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki.

The project area is located near the port of Eteläsatama, a central urban area with great cultural significance for Helsinki.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Maffei Architects

Image Courtesy © Andrea Maffei Architects

  • Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Guggheneim Helsinki Museum
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Design team: Stefano Bergagna, Davide Cazzaniga, Giuliano Godoli, Giorgio Ramponi, Yijie Wu / Andrea Maffei Architects s.r.l. Milano
  • Client: Guggenheim Foundation
  • Total area: 11.824 mq
  • Covered area: 10941 mq
  • Maximum Height: 75.10
  • Competition Time: June 2014 – September 2014


G U G G E N H E I M H E L S I N K I in Finland by Rafi Segal Architecture

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Article source: Rafi Segal Architecture 

The Urbanism of Helsinki, as much as the museum’s program, plays a defining role in shaping the new Guggenheim located in Eteläsatama.  Capturing the activity of the city’s south harbor, the project creates a series of terraces and courtyards, cut-out of the building’s mass, which extend the urban public space of the waterfront onto the higher ground of TahititorninVuori Park. The ascending movement of these terraces is echoed in the interior organization of the museum which is conceived as an architectural promenade of exhibition spaces and urban vistas. Tourists and residents, art and community meet through the new museum building and within it. The icon of cultural activity seen from a far becomes at close an urban landscape of courtyards and passages which enhances the experience of the city and its fellowship with the elements of nature.

Image Courtesy © Rafi Segal Architecture

Image Courtesy © Rafi Segal Architecture

  • Architects: Rafi Segal Architecture 
  • Project: G U G G E N H E I M H E L S I N K I
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Project Team: Chelsea Hyduk, Daniel Tappe, AristodimosKomninos


Guggenheim Helsinki Museum in Helsinki, Norway by Jan Ledwon

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: Jan Ledwon

It was intended to express Scandinavian honesty and openness in the Guggenheim Helsinki Museum building. Simplicity and extraordinary solutions can be found here.

Let the building of the Museum be the main gate to the city of Helsinki from the sea. It should be placed according to the urban regulations which shape the new building of the Guggenheim Helsinki Museum.

Image Courtesy © Jan Ledwon

Image Courtesy © Jan Ledwon

  • Architects: Jan Ledwon
  • Project: Guggenheim Helsinki Museum
  • Location: Eteläsatama area, Helsinki, Norway
  • Size: ca 12 000 m2
  • Client: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
  • Design Year: 2014


“GUGGENEIGHT”- a path designed art museum in Helsinki, Finland by Paolo Venturella Architecture

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Article source: Paolo Venturella Architecture

The Guggenheim Helsinki Museum is a “multi-functional” project that presents the Museum and other related services such as a multi-purpose space, a conference area, a retail plus a restaurant and a bar and lounge areas , and is positioned close to the historic center of the city in the harbour area just along the sea coast.

Image Courtesy © Paolo Venturella Architecture

Image Courtesy © Paolo Venturella Architecture

  • Architects: Paolo Venturella Architecture
  • Project: “GUGGENEIGHT”- a path designed art museum
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Software used: Rhinoceros and Grasshopper to model the 3d and VRay and photoshop for the visuals
  • Team Design: Cosimo Scotucci, Flavia Restaldi
  • Year: 2014


The Guggenheim in Helsinki, Finland by THEEAE LTD

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Article source: THEEAE LTD

The environment present in the city is the cityscape that creates the characteristic  of the town. It is a form of elevation that our eye can capture. It may be an expression of our needs to survive in the town. Furthermore, it would generate emotional and sentimental effusion by creating a memory out of it.

Image Courtesy © THEEAE LTD

Image Courtesy © THEEAE LTD

  • ArchitectsTHEEAE LTD
  • Project: The Guggenheim
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Site Area: 19,800 sqm
  • Total Building Area: 12,450 sqm
  • Floors: Level 1 to Level 3
  • Height: 18m
  • Status: Competition Entry Guggenheim


Kamppi Chapel in Simonkatu 7, Helsinki, Finland by K2S Architects Ltd

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Article source: K2S Architects Ltd

The Kamppi Chapel is located on the south side of the busy Narinkka square in central Helsinki. It offers a place to quiet down and compose oneself in one of Finland’s most lively urban spaces. With its curved wood facade, the small sacral building flows into the city scape. Simultaneously the chapels gently shaped interior space embraces visitors and shields them from the bustling city life outside.

Image Courtesy © Marko Huttunen

Image Courtesy © Marko Huttunen

  • Architects: K2S Architects Ltd
  • Project: Kamppi Chapel
  • Location: Simonkatu 7, Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo, Marko Huttunen
  • Client: Helsinki Parish Union and the City of Helsinki
  • Completion: April‐May 2012
  • Total floor area: 352 m2
  • Structural engineering: Insinööritoimisto Vahanen Oy, Matti Kivinen, Ulla Harju
  • Design team: Jukka Mäkinen, Kristian Forsberg, Abel Groenewolt, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Mikko Näveri, Miguel Pereira, Outi Pirhonen, Teija Tarvo, Elina Tenho, Jarno Vesa


Kalasatama Fiskari and Fregatti residential buildings in Helsinki, Finland by INSINÖÖRITOIMISTO MÄKELÄINEN LTD

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Article source: Tekla

As Oy Kalasataman Fiskari and As Oy Kalasataman Fregatti, and the connecting car park are the figurehead block of the new residential area built in Kalasatama, Helsinki.

The buildings are situated by the seashore. The architectural plan won a property lease competition organized by the City of Helsinki, and was praised by the jury for its unprecedented, personal and refined whole, giving the property a strong and new identity.


Omenapuisto Day-Care-Center in Helsinki, Finland by Hakli Architects

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source:  Hakli Architects

The Omenapuisto day-care centre is designed on a narrow site and follows the adjoining street pattern. The southern part of the site is reserved as a play area which the group rooms and corridors open on to. The aim is to achieve lightness and openness coupled with the necessary degree of supervision.

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen

  • Architects: Hakli Architects
  • Project: Omenapuisto Day-Care-Center
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • Translation: Nicholas Mayow
  • Floor area: 890 kem2
  • Year of completion: 2013
  • Building Developer: Helsingin kaupunki, Tilakeskus
  • Client: City of Helsinki, Social Servicves Department, Child Day Care
  • Building developer consult: A-Insinöörit Rakennuttaminen Oy
  • Structural design: HKR-ARK-TTO / Antti Nurmi
  • HPAC design: Pöyry Finland Oy
  • Electrical design: Olof Granlund, United Engineers Ltd
  • Main contractor: Larmix Group Oy

New Helsinki Central Library in Finland by Henning Larsen Architects

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

The new Helsinki Central Library is uniquely situated in the historic city centre, with direct views to the downtown area and Töölönlahti Bay. The design of the new building is inspired by this exceptional location, incorporating and intertwining the park and city in a sweeping gesture reminiscent of a yin yang symbol.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project: New Helsinki Central Library
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Client: The City of Helsinki
  • Gross floor area: 10,000 m2
  • Year of design: 2012 – 2013
  • Type of assignment: Open International Competition

Kalevala Koru Jewelry Flagship Store in Helsinki, Finland by Happimaa Oy

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Article source: Happimaa Oy

Kalevala Koru, with Happimaa, opened their flagship store on Helsinki’s central esplanade at the end of 2012. The well-known Finnish jeweler was looking for a new type of jewelry store that would showcase their brands in a new and more innovate way. Working within a very tight schedule, the designers proposed a radical idea of bringing the customer into direct contact with the jewelry.

Image Courtesy © Antti Ahtiluoto

  • Architects: Happimaa Oy (Jay Magnusson, Ioana Maftei, Liisa Heino and Tero Helenius)
  • Project: Kalevala Koru Jewelry Flagship Store
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Antti Ahtiluoto
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp Pro
  • Total area: 77.5 m2
  • Sales area: 74,5 m2
  • Open: 30.11.2012
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