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Shortlisted practices reveal final designs for Helsinki Guggenheim

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The six final designs for Helsinki’s new £100 million Guggenheim museum have been revealed

The fully developed schemes have gone on show at the Kunstalle Helsinki in Finland as part of a public exhibition ahead of the jury’s 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.

London-based Khan, who is best known for his London 2012 Coca-Cola Beatbox Pavilion and the MegaFaces pavilion at the Sochi  Winter Olympics, is up against five other practices from across the globe, including Zurich and Los Angeles-based AGPS Architecture; Fake Industries Architectural Agonism of New York, Barcelona and Sydney; Moreau Kusunoki from Paris; Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 from Germany; and SMAR Architecture Studio of Spain and Western Australia.

Shortlist in full

  • AGPS Architecture (Zurich, Switzerland and Los Angeles, United States of America)
  • Asif Khan (London, United Kingdom)
  • Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (New York, United States of America; Barcelona, Spain; and Sydney, Australia)
  • Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Moreau Kusunoki Architect (Paris, France)
  • SMAR Architecture Studio (Madrid, Spain and Western Australia)

The anonymous contest, organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants for the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, attracted more entries than any previous architectural competition, receiving 1,715 submissions from nearly 80 countries.

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