What are the problems facing Helsinki today and how might architecture address these concerns?
Faced with the problem of urbanization, our proposal asks what Nordic density looks like, especially in a region that has always been shy of skyscrapers.
In 2014, the Guggenheim Foundation launched a competition to seek ideas for the design of a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki. It was hoped that the building of a Guggenheim in Helsinki would raise the city’s profile on the international stage, increasing its appeal to tourists around the world. Is this the best use of a prime site on the water’s edge? What are the problems facing Helsinki today and how might the site be better used to address these concerns?
In 2050, the city of Helsinki will be connected with its urbanized suburbs via an efficient transportation system Suburban centres have developed into urban centres to cope with the increase in population.