The Helsinki City Board has decided to reserve the proposed Eteläranta property for an architectural competition for a potential Guggenheim Helsinki museum. Guggenheim Foundation’s first proposal, rejected by the City Council of Helsinki in 2012, was followed in 2013 by a revised strategy that promises to provide a platform for Finnish art and culture in a broader international context.
The project will now proceed to its second stage, a one-year, open, international competition expected to launch in 2014. Even the first phase of the collaboration, an architectural competition, is expected to attract wide international interest.
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