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Helsinki Guggenheim: the schemes that just missed out

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Competition organisers have revealed the fifteen schemes which narrowly missed out on the shortlist for the Helsinki Guggenheim contest

Honourable mentions have been handed out to fifteen schemes which failed to make the six-strong shortlist for the high-profile competition for a new 12,000m2 museum in Helsinki.

The only UK architect to make the list of mentions was Belfast-based Mark Hackett.

Full list of honourable mentions

  • ACXT-IDOM Bibao, Spain
  • BUBE Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro New York, USA
  • Francisco Jorquera – Elena Campos Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Helsinki Zurich Architecture Office Helsinki, Finland and Zurich, Switzerland
  • Ja Architecture Studio Toronto, Canada
  • KUTONOTUK Virginia, USA
  • Labics Rome, Italy
  • Mark Hackett Architect Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • No.mad Arquitectos Madrid, Spain
  • Nug Architects Barcelona, Spain
  • Nuno Brandao Costa Porto, Portugal
  • Projekt Praga Warsaw, Poland
  • Studio Fountainhead + MGG Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Viar Estudio Arquitectura Getxo, Spain

The teams’ designs have now gone on display alongside the six finalists’ schemes in an exhibition at the Kunstalle Helsinki in Finland as part of a public exhibition ahead of the jury’s final decision in June.

The finalists, which include emerging UK star Asif Khan, have refined their designs for the 12,000m2 art gallery in response to feedback from the jury and an in depth briefing held in the Finnish capital in January.

The anonymous contest, run by Malcolm Reading Consultants, received 1,715 entries from architects in 77 countries making it the most popular architectural competition ever.

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