4/2015 Guggenheim, schools

Guggenheim Helsinki is a unique urban design and museum project due to its enormous media visibility. Now, after five years of mega-publicity, they have an idea of what they would like to build. “The village-like composition creates a natural prolongation of the harbour promenade, thanks to the transparent and open character of the ground floor”, as architects Hiroko Kusunoki and Nicolas Moreau describe their competition winning proposal. The Paris-based architects tell about their scheme, which is presented extensively. For the young Japanese-French duo, the museum is not only an exhibition space but also a place in the city where people gather and meet. “The museum is a place that creates memories.”…


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editorial | Culture politics for work and play
Jorma Mukala

Guggenheim Helsinki
interview with Hiroko Kusunoki and Nicolas Moreau

Rasmus Wærn

Jonathan Glancey

Suurpelto Daycare Centre, Espoo
Auer & Sandås Architects

Kastelli, Oulu
Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects

Opinmäki, Espoo
Esa Ruskeepää

Bildungshaus, Wolfsburg, Germany
Esa Ruskeepää

Kangasala Arts Centre
Heikkinen–Komonen Architects

ecology | Frei Otto, forerunner of ecological architecture
Esa Laaksonen

good criticism?
Tuomas Nevanlinna

history | Erkki Koiso-Kanttila, an architect with social impact
Anu Soikkeli

speaker's corner | Learning for the changing world
Vera Schulman

books | World Atlas of Sustainable Architecture
Tommy Lindgren

déjà-vu | Osmo Sipari – Karjasilta School, Oulu 1958
Jonas Malmberg