Guggenheim Helsinki Competition

Nicolas Paris

Helsinki, Finland



Eugenia Concha, Carlos Medellín, Aldo Sicilia, Andres Melo, Cristian Lesmes, Juan Holguin, Maria Mazzanti, Mariana Bravo, Melissa Naranjo, Sebastián Negret.

Taller 301

Cultural, educational, public space


Ever since it’s rising, the Museum had played a central role in the live of a city. ey are part of the collective memory of the community and a fond emotional element for residents. Our design approach acknowledges the vital role that this emotional and physical anchor has played in history. We also believe that today a Museum needs to provide an enduring and pleasing image for the community, while enhancing the current experience for both locals and visitors—one that not only improves the setting for the programs that have traditionally taken place on it, but that facilitates the emergence of new activities and events in the years to come. We see the Museum as a process focused on learning.

The building will learn to be Museum, the Museum will learn to be a cultural hub, the users will learn to build relations and the city will learn from a new Icon. It is now the opportunity for a building to explore spaces where relationships between architecture and art can trigger new behaviors between people and art practices and the way in which we interact with the city and the public space.