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The Next Helsinki Competition Announces Results on April 20, 2015

Posted on 08 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on The Next Helsinki Competition Announces Results on April 20, 2015

The Next Helsinki is an international competition seeking for innovative ideas to the improvement of the cultural and public space of Helsinki. Launched as an alternative to the controversial Guggenheim Helsinki project, the Next Helsinki has called upon architects, urbanists, artists, and environmentalists to imagine how Helsinki and the South Harbor site allotted to the proposed museum can be transformed for the maximum benefit of the city’s residents and visitors.

Over 200 international entries were submitted to the Next Helsinki competition.

Members of the international competition jury are architect Michael Sorkin (chair), gallerist Ilona Anhava, architect Walter Hood, artist Juha Huuskonen, artist Heta Kuchka, professor Juhani Pallasmaa, urban ecologist Miguel Robles-Durán, professor Neil Spiller, professor Andrew Ross, curator Joanna Warsza, professor Mabel Wilson and professor Sharon Zukin.

The Next Helsinki organises an open seminar at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art on April 19. Results of the competition will be announced in Helsinki on April 20. Results will be published online at



SUNDAY 19.4.2015

City as Commons – Approaches to Cultural Landscapes
Seminar at 13–16, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

The Next Helsinki seminar opens up visions to the future of urban spaces, art and city planning. Moderated by jury chairperson Michael Sorkin; with presentations by Andrew Ross, Miguel Robles-Durán, Mabel Wilson and Juhani Pallasmaa.


MONDAY 20.4.2015

Envisioning the Future: Results of the Next Helsinki Competition
Press conference at 10–12, Helsinki City Planning Department Auditorium, Helsinki

The Next Helsinki competition jury announces the results. Panel discussion follows.



Further information:
The Next Helsinki is co-organised by Checkpoint Helsinki, Terreform and G.U.L.F. (Global Ultra Luxury Faction).