The sphere is the guiding shape of the design, a strategic formation of six spaces its structural matrix, easing circulation to the landmarks in its proximity: market, terminal, park and waterfront. The volumes that compose this structure are coalesced in a way that retains porosity and maximises accesses and sunlight. The resulting cluster of globes comprises multiple permeable spaces that are both united and divided.
An authentic public space, the complex offers viewing platforms and landscape promenades: passers-by are educated to art in a leisurely setting, nature crucially interwoven into their experience. Sustainable, durable, and a signifier of Finnish culture, timber becomes a logical choice of material. Serving as a grand gateway to the city, the building would have an iconic impact on Helsinki's waterfront, and seeks to unite local and international ambitions. Its inherent openness invites locals and tourists alike to a deeper engagement with the contents of a humanistic Museum for the Future.
The aesthetic impact of the complex would be highly
iconic on Helsinki’s waterfront: instead of a façade,
it offers a variety of water-level viewpoints. Seeking
to unite international ambition and local imprint, its
vision fits within the wider spectrum of the Solomon
R. Guggenheim foundation, unapologetically aiming to
be home to a humanistic Museum for the Future.
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