Manager Named for Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition
The Guggenheim Foundation has engaged London-based Malcolm Reading Consultants to manage the architectural competition for the proposed Guggenheim Helsinki museum. The open, international competition will launch on June 4, 2014, and is expected to run for one year.
“There are multiple reasons we are taking this important step, from our desire to attract the finest architectural thinking from both emerging and established practices to our recognition of Finland’s keen interest in architecture and design—one of the important motivating factors in our desire to create a museum in Helsinki,” stated Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. “It is crucial that the competition be managed with unquestioned independence by an international firm of the highest professional standards and expertise. The best organization for the purpose is Malcolm Reading Consultants.”
As managers of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition, Malcolm Reading Consultants will liaise with stakeholders at the Guggenheim Foundation, the City of Helsinki, the State of Finland, and the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), and ensure absolute independence in the competition process.
Final preparations for the competition are underway, with full details to be announced at the launch on June 4.
To sign up to receive information about the competition, go to designguggenheimhelsinki.org.