Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition reeled in a whopping 1,715 entries from 77 countries. Although the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation officially launched the competition this past summer, the idea of proposing a new Guggenheim Museum for the city of Helsinki has already stirred plenty of debate.
Qualified architects worldwide, whether as teams or individuals, were welcome to send their proposals. But most of the entries received were from the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, and of course, Finland.
The competition jury has the harrowing task of narrowing down the competition pool to a shortlist of six finalists. The shortlist is scheduled to be announced on December 2, 2014.
Since we obviously can't show all the submissions, we picked a few that we found fairly promising.
Have a look at them below.
In the thumbnail gallery below, you can find more entries that we thought were, well, interesting. (You can be the judge on how to interpret that).
So what are your thoughts on the Stage One submissions? Share them in the comment section below.
See all the entries here.
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