The competition for the new Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki requested an innovative, multidisciplinary museum of art and design.
PHOOEY’s proposal collects site artefacts, preserves contributory memories & re-interprets them.
South Harbor is identified by its maritime history including cultural memories & embodied energy from site.
Useful components are salvaged from the existing Makäsiini Terminal & are upcycled.
Guggenheim Helsinki is identified by these embedded memories integrated with sustainable initiatives.
Reused elements include a projected cast of the entry facade for the entry, laminated timber portal frames from the concourse for the concourse & passenger deck to connect visitors to the exhibitions.
The Museum elevation is scaled to the city facade & moving cruisers. Salvaged components articulate the facades & mark the skyline.
The harbor precinct extends into site. Museum frames views, addresses the Market Hall & activated all year round.
Sixty-eight percent of the site is public & internal activities are visible from the outside.
Local & salvaged timbers are used to navigate through the Museum to exhibition & events.