The new Guggenheim Museum Helsinki gives the city a new landmark that both in its form and material affords familiarity yet at the same time challenges the orthodox. It is a link between the dna of the city and its future where the people live within its art.
The primary form of the cube works in dialogue with the neoclassical city, adopting the same ordered language and scale of the existing fabric. The perfection found in the cubic form reflects the unity that expresses the respect of man towards nature and the love of the land.
The materiality of the building recalls Finnish sensitivities and demonstrates the beautiful expressive and functional nature of wood. This traditional building material combined with innovative construction technologies creates a contemporary space that combines the echoes of the past with the potential and promise of the future.