The Guggenheim Helsinki competition has been won by Paris-based Moreau Kusunoki. After a year of shortlisting, refining and deliberation, the winners were announced, who were selected for their proposal Art in the City. The project design was appreciated for its sense of community, animation and regard for the people of Finland. The design included waterfront, park and urban area that interacted with the loose cluster of pavilions, people and activities flowing in-between. The announcement was made by Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. According to the Guggenheim Foundation, Moreau Kusunoki´s design stressed on the use of locally sourced timber and glass and envisaged an environmentally sustainable building for the museum.
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