Proposed designs for a new Guggenheim Gallery in the Finnish capital Helsinki have been unveiled, including one from UK-based designer and architect Asif Khan.
Six design teams have been shortlisted following an open, international competition for the new building. The competition attracted a record-breaking 1,715 submissions.
The six finalists’ proposals are now being shown anonymously.
Alongside Khan, the other shortlisted teams are Swiss/US practice AGPS Architecture, international group Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, Stuttgart-based Hans Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050, Paris-based Morueau Kusunoki Architects and SMAR Architecture Studio, which has offices in Madrid and Western Australia.
The new museum will be sited on the waterfront at Helsinki’s South Harbour area.
The competition organisers say: “The proposed Guggenheim Helsinki will be an innovative, multidisciplinary museum of art and design.
“It should be of the highest architectural quality, creating a meaningful presence in Helsinki and offering civic space where both residents and visitors can gather.”
The winning proposal will be announced on 23 June.