with Karen Berberyan
Helsinki, Finland | Fall 2014
The new Guggenheim Museum is intended to be a unique structure yet subtly semblant of the other Guggenheim Museums. Wave-shaped tubes were arranged in step-like fashion with uninterrupted, obstacle-free connections between them to enable spiraling, smooth flow or visitors. This core structure, although completely new, reminds of the New York museum with somewhat similar flow of people, and Guggenheim Bilbao with its plasticity and tall outline.
The ground floor of the construction is elevated from the ground level to organize public space with leisure and walking area. Once through the main entrance, one walks to the central atrium through a spacious area many bridges, exhibition galleries and viewing platforms hanging above. It is from this area that one starts discovering the chain galleries and multi-purpose zones located between them in the corners. it is possible to access the external spiraling roof from any floor.