^ Architectural intersections: Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki | Structurae
  • DE
  • EN
  • FR
  • International Database and Gallery of Structures


Architectural intersections: Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Medium: journal article
Language(s): English
Published in: arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, , n. 1, v. 3
Page(s): 15-28
DOI: 10.1017/s135913550000172x

Steven Hollwon an international competition for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland, based on the concept of intertwining or ‘chiasma’. That idea stems from the museum's site, which stands at the point where the city and Töölö Bay, the commercial core and the Parliament building come together. Intertwining also characterizes the form of the building, in which a gallery wing twists over and around a rectangular block, separated by a tall, curving entry hall dominated by a broad ramp. The museum has a few functional lapses, but is generally successful.

Structurae cannot make the full text of this publication available at this time. The full text can be accessed through the publisher via the DOI: 10.1017/s135913550000172x.
  • About this
    data sheet
  • Reference-ID
  • Published on:
  • Last updated on: