Archinect - News 2014-11-25T17:08:03-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111893104/what-do-you-think-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-entries What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries? Justine Testado 2014-10-22T19:25:00-04:00 >2014-11-03T13:31:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/whhus18lrsro0tpa.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition reeled in a whopping 1,715 entries from 77 countries. Although the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation officially launched the competition this past summer, the idea of proposing a new Guggenheim Museum for the city of Helsinki has already stirred plenty of debate...Most of the entries received were from the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, and of course, Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><p>We picked out a few fairly promising submissions and more, uh, interesting ones.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n6np6vlizswom0m8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rqt06okk0jjqgabi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dj/dj5qptlg38tw3pgy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5g/5ggbx1q1mp970mh6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gczdsnga38tsrds9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gp/gp6js58dsiro6exi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yujwtjpf2nww4wg3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y7/y7q8mby9rt951syl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/unwmr0cbp0ckv6t1.jpg"></p><p>Check out more of our picks and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/what_do_you_think_of_the_guggenheim_helsinki_stage_one_entries/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108582827/the-next-helsinki-counter-competition-launches-in-response-to-guggenheim-helsinki-controversy The Next Helsinki counter-competition launches in response to Guggenheim Helsinki controversy Justine Testado 2014-09-09T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T17:08:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qc/qcna17w27zigz7xz.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On the same day that Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition will conclude, The Next Helsinki is launching their own international call for alternative solutions to attract the best ideas that they believe would better meet the needs and enhance the city of Helsinki, Finland. Launched by a group of independent arts organizations and chaired by Michael Sorkin, The Next Helsinki bluntly addresses the controversy that the Guggenheim Helsinki competition has sparked [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Below is <em>The Next Helsinki</em> announcement:</p><p>"Coinciding with the end of the official competition for the design of the controversial Guggenheim Helsinki, a group of independent arts organizations has issued a call for submissions for alternative ideas. This competition&mdash;titled The Next Helsinki&mdash;is designed to attract innovative ideas about how to more fully meet the city&rsquo;s cultural, spatial, and sustainability needs.</p><p>Following the success of the Guggenheim Bilbao in transforming that region&rsquo;s tourist economy, many city managers have been seduced by the fantasy that a high-concept museum, designed by a starchitect, will turn around its urban fortunes in a similar way. Advocates of this branding formula see Helsinki as an ideal candidate for a new Guggenheim franchise. Yet the proposal has generated a surprisingly heated public debate among Finland&rsquo;s citizenry, with pro and anti-Guggenheim sentiment running high.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Next Helsinki competition aims to elevate the debate by giving voice to b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104709729/helsinki-s-ambitious-plan-to-make-car-ownership-pointless-in-10-years Helsinki's ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-21T14:44:00-04:00 >2014-07-24T10:19:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6aq22pjnlm9namdq.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Helsinki] has announced plans to transform its existing public transport network into a comprehensive, point-to-point "mobility on demand" system by 2025 ... allowing people to purchase mobility in real time, straight from their smartphones. [...] Subscribers would specify an origin and a destination, and ... the app would then function as both journey planner and universal payment platform, knitting everything from driverless cars and nimble little buses to shared bikes and ferries</p></em><br /><br /><p>Where apps and mass transit collide, commuters struggle most with coordination. Now, with so many different forms of transit, both public and privately mediated, commuters (and cities) need navigation tools that compare all options for them. Making this as accessible as possible, as Helsinki is trying to do, also eases the transition away from private-car ownership, by making all types of transportations options seem just as imminently accessible as your car in the driveway.</p><p>The U.S. is also experimenting with these "point-to-point", "mobility on demand" transit systems. <a href="http://www.bridj.com/#new-page" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridj</a>, a new bus company in Boston, doesn't actually own buses but will create routes, nearly in real-time, based on rider's mobility data, and then contract actual bus companies to get people where they need to go.</p> 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/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/98901674/how-helsinki-mashed-up-open-data-with-regionalism How Helsinki mashed up “open data” with regionalism Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-29T15:27:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T23:18:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/2139cf27c33a0064dbce1bb9a2a0760f.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For more than a century, [Helsinki] has funded its own statistics bureaus to keep data on the population, businesses, building permits, and most other things you can think of. [...] Helsinki and three of its neighboring cities are now banding together... Through an entity called Helsinki Region Infoshare, they are bringing together their data so that a fuller picture of the metro area can come into view.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As city governments become stronger drivers of infrastructural change, and the idea of a "connected city" becomes imminent, cities must learn how to manage and wield the vast amount of data collected. Parallel developments in city demographics, creating stronger links between cities within a larger region, means that more people are contributing to and relying on that data. Making it comprehensive and&nbsp;accessible to all is the obvious (and necessary) next step.</p><p>To access data for both Helsinki and its greater regional area, check out&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hel.fi/hki/tieke/en/etusivu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City of Helsinki Urban Facts</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hri.fi/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki Region Infoshare</a>&nbsp;(both websites in English).</p><p>Related: A <a href="http://us-city.census.okfn.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">survey</a>&nbsp;released earlier this month ranks U.S. cities on how accessible their data is, whether or not they have an <a href="https://okfn.org/opendata/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">open data</a> policy. Perhaps not surprisingly, San Francisco is ranked as #1.</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/83693376/currently-on-display-in-helsinki-erratic-by-norell-rodhe Currently on display in Helsinki: “Erratic” by Norell/Rodhe Justine Testado 2013-10-08T18:46:00-04:00 >2013-10-08T18:46:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/9465z7q75dmlqvg5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Erratic" is an installation piece by Swedish architects Norell/Rodhe that shows a lot of personality. Daniel Norell and Einar Rodhe recently completed the project, which was featured in Helsinki Design Week this past September. Made from a thick custom-made sack restricted at hundreds of points, the massive 3 x 3 x 3 meter piece illustrates the tension between meticulous design and temperamental materials.</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/76247045/helsinki-central-library-competition-honorable-mention-helsinki-link-by-kutonotuk Helsinki Central Library Competition - Honorable Mention “Helsinki Link” by Kutonotuk Alexander Walter 2013-07-01T17:04:00-04:00 >2013-07-06T07:10:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/ht112c9oxwofjwvu.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Design and research collaborative Kutonotuk is sharing with us its proposal "Helsinki Link" which was awarded one of the four Honorable Mentions in the recent competition for the design of the new Helsinki Central Library.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75535894/helsinki-central-library-competition-picks-ala-architects-k-nn-s-as-winner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki Central Library Competition Picks ALA Architects&rsquo; K&auml;&auml;nn&ouml;s as Winner</a></p> <p> If Kutonotuk doesn't immediately ring a bell, you may remember the odd but fascinating finalist entry for the 2013 MoMA PS1 YAP "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67111228/my-hair-is-at-moma-ps1-finalist-entry-for-2013-moma-ps1-yap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MY HAIR IS AT MOMA PS1</a>" by TempAgency, a collaboration between Kutonotuk and mcdowellespinosa.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75989252/helsinki-central-library-competition-3rd-prize-winner-liblab-by-playa-architects Helsinki Central Library Competition - 3rd Prize Winner “LIBLAB” by Playa Architects Alexander Walter 2013-06-27T21:17:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:54:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6dw2xfvnssay7x0z.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the recent competition for the design of the new Helsinki Central Library, the jury had decided not to award a Second Prize but to give a shared Third Prize to the entries &rdquo;LIBLAB&rdquo; and "Kasi&rdquo; instead [...]. Helsinki-based Playa Architects are the designers behind LIBLAB and have sent us some more information about their design concept.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75535894/helsinki-central-library-competition-picks-ala-architects-k-nn-s-as-winner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki Central Library Competition Picks ALA Architects&rsquo; K&auml;&auml;nn&ouml;s as Winner</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75651861/helsinki-central-library-entry-by-aakaa-mars-architectes Helsinki Central Library Entry by AAKAA & MARS Architectes Alexander Walter 2013-06-20T14:38:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T14:29:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uz/uzy6mk31ve1a6uqj.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week, we published the winners of the highly popular Helsinki Central Library competition. One of the five entries recognized with an Honorable Mention is the proposal Through the Looking Glass which is conceptualized around the idea of a "building like a bookcase." The design was a collaboration between French architecture firms AAKAA and MARS Architectes.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75535894/helsinki-central-library-competition-picks-ala-architects-k-nn-s-as-winner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki Central Library Competition Picks ALA Architects&rsquo; K&auml;&auml;nn&ouml;s as Winner</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75535894/helsinki-central-library-competition-picks-ala-architects-k-nn-s-as-winner Helsinki Central Library Competition Picks ALA Architects’ Käännös as Winner Alexander Walter 2013-06-18T21:32:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T23:40:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/la/laky29obq9vkrukg.jpg" width="514" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The international architectural competition for the design of the Helsinki Central Library [...] has announced the entry "K&auml;&auml;nn&ouml;s" by Finnish firm ALA Architects as the winning proposal. The jury selected K&auml;&auml;nn&ouml;s unanimously and described the entry as "impressive and casually generous." A Second Prize was not awarded, and the entries &rdquo;Liblab&rdquo; by Playa Architects and "Kasi&rdquo; by Verstas Architects were awarded a shared Third Prize. Additionally, five Honorable Mentions were awarded.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61875100/helsinki-central-library-competition-announces-stage-2-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki Central Library Competition Announces Stage 2 Finalists</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62480910/helsinki-central-library-entry-by-oyo-office9-ingenium Helsinki Central Library Entry by OYO + office9 + Ingenium Alexander Walter 2012-11-30T20:02:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T19:09:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vh/vh1zb1cvhxjk9afz.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of our mini series of Stage 1 proposals submitted to the Helsinki Central Library competition, here is the entry by Belgian collaboration OYO + office9 + Ingenium.</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/62394406/helsinki-central-library-entry-by-ooda Helsinki Central Library Entry by OODA Alexander Walter 2012-11-29T13:30:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:58:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3w89ch995vln4w6.jpg" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of our mini series of Stage 1 proposals submitted to the Helsinki Central Library competition, here is the entry by Portuguese firm OODA.</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/62328990/helsinki-central-library-entry-by-sputnik-and-abt Helsinki Central Library Entry by Sputnik and ABT Alexander Walter 2012-11-28T14:12:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:59:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s1bedfzax4lb0u4j.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of our mini series of Stage 1 proposals submitted to the Helsinki Central Library competition, here is the entry by Sputnik and ABT from Rotterdam.</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/62328989/helsinki-central-library-entry-by-team-hello-world Helsinki Central Library Entry by Team HELLO WORLD! Alexander Walter 2012-11-28T14:10:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:59:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ek/ekfnazvk44z5o5qa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of our mini series of Stage 1 proposals submitted to the Helsinki Central Library competition, here is the entry by Viennese team HELLO WORLD!</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/62281835/helsinki-central-library-entry-by-menomenopiu-architects Helsinki Central Library Entry by MenoMenoPiu Architects Alexander Walter 2012-11-27T21:18:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T19:00:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0jkak07vkokyk6dh.jpg" width="514" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of our mini series of Stage 1 proposals submitted to the Helsinki Central Library competition, here is the entry by Paris-based MenoMenoPiu Architects.</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/62281132/helsinki-central-library-entry-by-par-arup Helsinki Central Library Entry by PAR & Arup Alexander Walter 2012-11-27T21:11:00-05:00 >2012-11-28T12:50:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gj2c871kknmn7ia5.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Continuing with our series of Stage 1 proposals to the Helsinki Central Library competition, this is the scheme by Los Angeles firm Platform for Architecture + Research in collaboration with Arup.</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/61901061/helsinki-central-library-open-international-architectural-competition-by-djuric-tardio-architectes HELSINKI CENTRAL LIBRARY OPEN INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION / by Djuric Tardio Architectes mtardio 2012-11-22T21:49:00-05:00 >2012-11-27T18:32:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ly/lyzj0mne4qmynz7m.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>HELSINKI CENTRAL LIBRARY</strong></p> <p> <br><strong><em>THE STORYTELLING TREE</em></strong></p> <p> The book is an everlasting memory. It is like a hundred-year-old tree that tells us stories and tales, from here and elsewhere. This is where we start from. Just as the roots of the trees are deeply anchored in the ground, the books and their pages, forged by these trees, are deeply anchored in and are representative of Culture. Initially we traverse these roots and gradually journey through the knowledge they contain and protect, until we reach the evergreen canopy. We pause there, in order to meditate, discover and read the books we have encountered and brought.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgqua397ijxo3yq2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Our concept : to return to the source of the books and the knowledge they can give us, to ensure its continued existence in today&rsquo;s Libraries, alongside their new electronic mediums and devices.<br> This modern Library is&nbsp; like a prime and basic emblem of the Finnish identity, culture and know-how, fruit of the most accomplished wood construction technology. This techn...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61877914/helsinki-central-library-entry-by-kubota-bachmann-architects-martinez Helsinki Central Library Entry by Kubota & Bachmann Architects+Martinez Alexander Walter 2012-11-21T21:19:00-05:00 >2012-11-21T21:20:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ca/ca2j07ncv37ui3jw.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier today, we had published the six proposals to reach stage 2 of the international competition for the design of the Helsinki Central Library. Here's now also another stage 1 entry we have received from Swiss/Japanese practice Kubota &amp; Bachmann Architects in collaboration with Francisco Martinez.</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/61875100/helsinki-central-library-competition-announces-stage-2-finalists Helsinki Central Library Competition Announces Stage 2 Finalists Alexander Walter 2012-11-21T20:19:00-05:00 >2013-06-18T21:34:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hlfrks608gsdjeor.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Heart of the Metropolis, the international architectural competition for the design of the Helsinki Central Library today announced six proposals to move on to the competition's second stage. The selected finalists have now until February 2013 to further develop their proposals. The final winner will be announced in June 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75535894/helsinki-central-library-competition-picks-ala-architects-k-nn-s-as-winner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki Central Library Competition Picks ALA Architects&rsquo; K&auml;&auml;nn&ouml;s as Winner</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52835566/helsinki-landmark-building-fokka-by-arto-ollila Helsinki Landmark Building, “Fokka” by Arto Ollila Alexander Walter 2012-07-02T15:54:00-04:00 >2012-07-03T03:02:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/do/dobxop031wx0yzxd.jpg" width="514" height="445" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The concept "Fokka," by Finnish architecture student Arto Ollila at Helsinki's Aalto University, is the winning concept in a student design competition held in 2011 among all architecture schools in Finland. The task was to design a new landmark building in the Koivusaari area, the most western part of Helsinki, using new and innovative steel structures. Koivusaari is one of the new areas currently under development in Helsinki, the World Design Capital 2012.</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/49086440/fiber-cement-butterflies-win-bullhorn-cembrit-design-competition Fiber Cement Butterflies Win Bullhorn - Cembrit Design Competition Alexander Walter 2012-05-21T16:45:00-04:00 >2012-05-21T17:54:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0m/0mc7wjg8urhjuhbr.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The proposal "Papilio" by Swedish architect duo Selime Osman and Ilyas Awadh has taken the first prize of EUR 10,000 (USD 12,770) in the Bullhorn - Cembrit Design Competition. The winning entry transmorphs fiber cement in a very poetic way into a swarm of light flying butterflies. The brief was to improve life settings in urban transit areas with the Malmi station area in Helsinki, Finland as case.</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>