Architectural Competition Approved for Possible Guggenheim Helsinki
On January 13, 2014, the Helsinki City Board approved a measure that will allow the Guggenheim Foundation to proceed with an architectural competition for a possible Guggenheim museum in Helsinki. The competition will be the next stage for the project, for which the foundation submitted a revised proposal in September 2013.
“We warmly welcome the City Board’s decision and are grateful to the many people in Finland who supported moving the project forward to an architectural competition,” said Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. “We look forward to this exciting new phase.”
Details regarding the architectural competition will be announced as soon as possible. The final decision on whether to establish the museum will be made after the completion of the competition.