The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation will present Guggenheim Helsinki Now, a free exhibition that will reveal to the public for the first time the final designs submitted by the six shortlisted teams in the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition. The open, international architectural competition is the first of its kind to be organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation during its long history of engagement with architecture and design. Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to explore interactive installations that present analyses and interpretations of the data compiled from all 1,715 competition submissions, take a look at fifteen designs awarded honorable mentions by the jury, and learn more about the potential impact and programs of the proposed museum. A series of talks, events, and workshops designed to engage a range of age groups will extend the exhibition content.
In conjunction with the opening weekend of the exhibition Guggenheim Helsinki Now: Six Finalist Designs Unveiled, presented at the Kunsthalle Helsinki from April 25 through May 16, 2015, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation will present two public programs featuring outstanding architects from Denmark, Finland, and the United States.