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. — nytimes.com
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. — qz.com
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...
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. — yle.fi
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. — bustler.net
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. – Crucial thoughts considering the continuously...
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. — bustler.net
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’s efforts to become a cultural capital. — artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com
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. — bustler.net
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 Gösta design competition in Mänttä, Finland. — bustler.net
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. — yle.fi
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 Gösta in Mänttä, Finland. — bustler.net
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