Solomon R. Guggenheim Competition -

Helsinki, Finland


My competition entry for the Solomon R. Guggenheim competition in Helsinki, Finland.

The brief asked for an "inspiring use of timber", as the country produces 6% of the world's timber.  I used this clue to come up with an architecturally abstracted forest.  The Finns also created glued-laminated timber and my concept utilized their finding.


What would have been an engaging work of craftsmanship will now remain a concept, as this project was not selected.  I will be curious to see how the winner's project evolves and if it evokes an "inspiring use of timber." 


At any rate, it was a great project to design, and has led me to take a greater interest in museum design.  There are many more to design yet...


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