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The Unbelievable Challenge winners reimagine Santa Claus’ logistics center

Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014
In the Unbelievable Challenge, young architects and designers worldwide got into the holiday spirit by sending their ideas for Santa Claus' new logistics center in Oulu, Finland. With Santa as an imaginary investor, the center not only had to be magical, it had to logically suit its context…

BUSTLER’S CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One proposals!

Posted: Tuesday, December 09, 2014
If you've been following the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, Stage One attracted an astounding 1,715 entries from 77 countries. However, only six of those entries made it as finalists to proceed to Stage Two, which will begin in the early months of 2015. With that…

Toshiki Hirano Design’s “Wovenscape” entry for Guggenheim Helsinki

Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2014
Our next submission from the Guggenheim Helsinki competition is "Wovenscape" from Toshiki Hirano Design. Their project was one of a staggering 1,715 submissions during Stage One, from which the jury selected a mere six finalists to proceed to Stage Two. In "Wovenscape", Toshiki…

KAMJZ’s “Helsinki Sky Exhibition” entry for Guggenheim Helsinki

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Hooray, an identified Stage One submission from the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition! KAMJZ's "Helsinki Sky Exhibition" was one of 1,715 entries that were anonymously submitted to Stage One of the high-profile competition. At that point, it seemed like the competition could be anyone's game. But…

The six Guggenheim Helsinki finalists are announced

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014
December 2 marks the day that the six finalists of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition are revealed. The controversial competition has sparked enough debate in the architecture + design community that a counter-competition called The Next Helsinki is currently having their own call for alternative solutions.  Stage…

Museum of the History of Polish Jews wins first Finlandia Prize

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014
Winning the first Finlandia Prize is the latest achievement for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, designed by Finnish firm Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. The Finlandia Prize for Architecture is awarded to a design or renovation of an outstanding new building or complex…

Restoration of Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library wins 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of the Viipuri Library with the Central City Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg recently won the 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize for restoring Alvar Aalto's historic Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia. Established in 2008, the prize is awarded biennially…

What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries?

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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

COBE + Lundén Architecture’s winning traffic hub entry for Tampere, Finland

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Finnish city of Tampere recently found the winning design for the Tampere Travel and Service Centre by a collaborative team led by Danish architecture firm COBE + Finnish practice Lundén Architecture, with Rambøll Finland and Newsec. Titled "ReConnecting Tampere", the new Travel and…

The Next Helsinki counter-competition launches in response to Guggenheim Helsinki controversy

Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
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. …

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