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Shortlist of the 2015 Finlandia Prize of Architecture

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015
The Finlandia Prize of Architecture is back for its second year with a new shortlist. Established last year by the Finnish Assocation of Architecture, the prize celebrates contemporary Finnish architecture in recognizing new or renovated projects that exhibit a high caliber of design excellence and were completed in the…

To the lighthouse: Moreau Kusunoki Architectes selected to design Guggenheim Helsinki

Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Nearly a year after the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation officially launched the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, Paris-based Moreau Kusunoki Architectes was announced as the grand-prize winners today with their proposal, titled "Art in the City". In recent years, the Foundation's plans for building a new Guggenheim…

Details of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage Two finalist concepts

Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015
The big reveal of the winning Guggenheim Helsinki concept is a matter of weeks away, so start making those predictions now. In the meantime, the competition continues to tease us with the Stage Two versions of the six finalist proposals. Back in January, the finalist teams…

The eight Next Helsinki shortlisted entries

Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Aside the large reponse to the Guggenheim Helsinki competition, the ongoing debate behind the proposed museum adds to the project's popularity. In direct response to the controversy, Checkpoint Helsinki, Terreform and G.U.L.F. (Global Ultra Luxury Faction) co-organized The Next Helsinki ideas…

Bjarke Ingels + Jeanne Gang participating in Guggenheim Helsinki Now programs

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015
Coming from the famed Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, the upcoming Guggenheim Helsinki Now exhibition will publicly showcase the six finalist designs starting on April 25 in Kuntshalle Helsinki. The exhibition will also feature interactive installations that present interpretive analyses of the data compiled from all 1,715…

Fuensanta Nieto + Enrique Sobejano win 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal

Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Spanish architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos were announced as the 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal recipients during a seminar celebrating Architecture Day at Helsinki City Hall today. First awarded in 1967,The Alvar Aalto Medal -- which was designed by Alvar Aalto himself --  is…

Esa Ruskeepää Architects to design Bildungshaus library + educational center in Germany

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015
Esa Ruskeepää Architects from Helsinki was selected to design the new Bildungshaus library and educational center in the city of Wolfsburg, Germany. Out of 112 proposals in the two-stage competition, 34-year-old Esa Ruskeepää was the youngest architect in the final shortlisted group for the project. Check…

What’s next for the Guggenheim Helsinki finalists?

Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015
The six Guggenheim Helsinki competition finalists have a few busy months ahead of them. After being shortlisted out of 1,715 entries last month, the teams will travel to the museum site in Helsinki on January 14-16, 2015. During the two-day visit, finalists will receive further technical…

Your Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One proposals are now up on Archinect!

Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Earlier this month, we launched a call to share your Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One proposals with us and the world, and the response was overwhelming! Entries could be submitted directly as project posts on people or firm profiles on Bustler's sister site Archinect, and…

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…

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