Archinect - News 2014-09-02T20:44:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104244523/helsinki-divided-on-plan-for-a-guggenheim-satellite Helsinki Divided on Plan for a Guggenheim Satellite Alexander Walter 2014-07-15T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T18:46:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7a22485ef58b831d91c0afbad306d3b.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City boosters in this Nordic capital dream of a Guggenheim museum of Finnish wood rising near the Baltic Sea and one day drawing millions of tourists and cruise passengers. But the huge costs of the proposed development are stirring a backlash here against an institution that is ordinarily accustomed to eager suitors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91148304/helsinki-city-council-reserves-plot-for-guggenheim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki city council reserves plot for Guggenheim</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103093761/gaud-s-uncompleted-masterpiece-will-finally-be-finished-in-ice Gaudí’s uncompleted masterpiece will finally be finished—in ice Alexander Walter 2014-06-30T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T13:57:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f5bf0116cfe2a91583ec8337a869c36.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A group of students at the Eindhoven University of Technology are trying to build a new, temporary version of the monumental church well before then, but with some notable differences. At just over 123 feet tall, their Sagrada Familia will be a 1:4 model of the original. It will be erected on a site in Finland, almost 2,000 miles north of Barcelona. It will take them three weeks to build it this winter, rather than a century. And instead of stone, it will be constructed out of ice.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98971185/department-of-state-and-finnish-officials-dedicate-renovated-u-s-embassy-in-helsinki Department of State and Finnish officials dedicate renovated U.S. Embassy in Helsinki Justine Testado 2014-04-30T20:35:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:33:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bp/bpmgg8a7h8dn4v2l.jpg" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>U.S. Department of State, OBO, and local Finnish officials hosted the dedication ceremony for the new campus of the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland today. Located in the same 3-acre site since the 1930s in the Kaivopuisto District in downtown Helsinki, the $114 million project had Moore Ruble Yudell of Santa Monica, CA as design architect; PAGE of Arlington, VA as architect of record; and BL Harbert International LLC from Birmingham for construction.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zzqbaqqfd19r25jl.jpg"></p><p>Started in November 2011, the three-phase project consisted of renovating existing spaces and adding new facilities to enrich the campus. The transformation of the existing office annex into the new Innovation Center finished in January 2013 while completion of the new chancery in phase two happened this past February. If all continues to go well, the existing chancery and ambassador's residence will be renovated by this December.</p><p>Finnish cultural references in the new Embassy's aesthetics include the permanent art collection and the ne...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91148304/helsinki-city-council-reserves-plot-for-guggenheim Helsinki city council reserves plot for Guggenheim Alexander Walter 2014-01-13T15:29:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:01:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9f9934c4c195e3374612d13eaf5da385.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now that Helsinki has decided to reserve a plot in the South Harbour, the Guggenheim Foundation can organize and fund an international architecture competition for a potential Helsinki museum location.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/34031950/another-step-toward-a-guggenheim-in-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Step Toward a Guggenheim in Helsinki</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77844999/verstas-architects-saunalahti-school-exemplifies-finnish-school-architecture VERSTAS Architects’ Saunalahti School Exemplifies Finnish School Architecture Alexander Walter 2013-07-24T19:07:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T02:18:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p3/p32n5vfhx4aw8gca.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Helsinki-based VERSTAS Architects has shared with us the beautiful Saunalahti Comprehensive School project in Espoo, Finland's second largest city. The school building, completed last fall, was the result of an open architecture competition in 2007 which VERSTAS Architects won.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>At the core of the design process for Saunalahti School stood the question of, primarily, how the physical school environment effects the learning results, and secondly, if a school building could also serve the larger audience as well. &ndash; Crucial thoughts considering the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programme_for_International_Student_Assessment#Results" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">continuously highest ranking</a> of Finnish education in international comparison.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68070531/architects-rudanko-kankkunen-wins-purchase-in-aurinkokivi-school-competition Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen Wins Purchase in Aurinkokivi School Competition Alexander Walter 2013-02-21T20:43:00-05:00 >2013-02-27T05:20:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zd/zdcihpz6g5h41xdc.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Helsinki-based duo Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen has sent us their entry in the architectural competition for a future school concept in Vantaa, Finland. The design proposal for Vantaa's Aurinkokivi area was awarded a purchase prize for its inspiring architecture and child-friendly spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/34031950/another-step-toward-a-guggenheim-in-helsinki Another Step Toward a Guggenheim in Helsinki Archinect 2012-01-10T14:37:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T15:34:26-05:00 <em><p>The results are in from a yearlong feasibility study commissioned by the City of Helsinki and undertaken by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to examine the possibility of building a new Guggenheim Museum in Finland. The study concluded that yes, such a project would significantly boost Helsinki&rsquo;s efforts to become a cultural capital.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/30707241/big-to-design-ski-resort-in-lapland BIG to Design Ski Resort in Lapland Alexander Walter 2011-12-12T18:56:32-05:00 >2011-12-16T10:27:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pi/pi3v6vgd46iudfmc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>BIG has just been announced winning an invited competition for Koutalaki Ski Village, a 47,000 m2 ski resort and recreational area in Levi, Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/17140563/serlachius-art-museum-g-sta-proposal-by-eero-lunden-studio-eric-tan-of-pinkcloud-dk Serlachius Art Museum Gösta Proposal by Eero Lunden Studio + Eric Tan of PinkCloud.DK Archinect 2011-08-17T01:49:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T17:58:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r91qr8qmo152anso.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eero Lunden Studio from Helsinki, Finland and Eric Tan of Danish firm PinkCloud.DK have sent us their collaborative entry to the Serlachius Art Museum G&ouml;sta design competition in M&auml;ntt&auml;, Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/16494487/church-invests-in-modern-architecture Church invests in modern architecture Archinect 2011-08-11T11:37:31-04:00 >2011-08-11T12:17:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59693664cedbfc598e5a4e9b2789a813.jpg" width="479" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chapel of St. Lawrence in Vantaa and the famous Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki are both results of architectural competitions. The competition system has brought around a hundred church buildings to Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/11395951/serlachius-art-museum-g-sta-proposal-by-maca Serlachius Art Museum Gösta Proposal by MACA Alexander Walter 2011-06-27T14:24:03-04:00 >2011-06-28T05:12:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gq/gq7qeejfqch074ib.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young, Madrid-based architecture office MACA has shared with us their entry to the international design contest for the extension to the Serlachius Art Museum G&ouml;sta in M&auml;ntt&auml;, Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See more of MACA's work <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/projects/11076659/maca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>