Helsinki Guggenheim Museum

Helsinki, Finland

By Joshua LAU + Colin Fournier


Guggenheim Foundation
Architectural Design
Competition Design


The museum is a shallow dish raised on four pods. The ground floor, under the belly of the building, is a glazed public space that includes a café extending to the waterfront. It is a flexible space used for performance arts events. The first floor is a “black box” space including an auditorium and exhibition spaces for audio-visual work. The second floor includes offices, art storage, workshops and maintenance facilities, as well as a formal restaurant; it is the “laboratory” where new art works will be created and will house the electronic equipment required to ensure that the museum is globally connected to other international nodes of contemporary art. The third floor is the main exhibition gallery, naturally lit. Supplementary artificial lighting will compensate for fluctuations in daylight levels. The roof is a photovoltaic surface punctuated with North lights. The dorsal fin above is an environmental sensor and sundial.








这个博物馆设计犹如一只浅浅的碟子轻放在四只脚架之上。在建筑的肚子下的底层有一个延伸至水体的咖啡厅,是一个透明玻璃包裹的公共空间,同时也是一个可用作表演艺术场所的灵活空间。地面上第一层是一个“黑盒子”空间,包括一个礼堂,以及为音频视频作品提供的展示空间。第二层包括办公室,艺术品储藏室,工作坊和其他维护设施,还有一个正式的餐厅;这是一个新艺术诞生的“实验场”, 也将放置确保博物馆与全球当代艺术据点实时连线的电子设备。第三层是主要的展示厅,使用自然采光。稍微补充人工照明可以补足日光的波动与不足。建筑上方的“背鳍”可作为环境监测器与日晷。