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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Guggenheim Helsinki Matching Game

Today the Guggenheim announced the six finalist designs culled from the 1,715 stage-one submissions in its two-stage open design competition for a branch museum in Helsinki, Finland. Following EU procurement rules, the architects in the competition remain anonymous (having used 8-10-digit numbers), even though the finalist teams have been announced:
  1. AGPS Architecture Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland and Los Angeles, United States of America)
  2. Asif Khan Ltd. (London, United Kingdom)
  3. Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (New York, United States of America; Barcelona, Spain; and Sydney, Australia)
  4. Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 (Stuttgart, Germany)
  5. Moreau Kusunoki Architect (Paris, France)
  6. SMAR Architecture Studio (Madrid, Spain and Western Australia)
    Therefore, while images and descriptions for the finalists' designs are available, it's not clear which architect is responsible for which scheme, a fact that will remain in place until June 2015 when the winner is announced. Nevertheless, like the Nobel Center competition last year, this seems like a good excuse to have some fun and take a guess. It should be particularly fun since the names in this list are not as well known – and therefore their work not as evident – as those in the Nobel Center matching game. So which architect goes with which proposal?

    A. GH-04380895:

    B. GH-1128435973:

    C. GH-121371443:

    D. GH-5059206475:

    E. GH-5631681770:

    F. GH-76091181:

    If you care to guess, please leave a comment below with a list matching the architects (numbers) with the proposals (letters), e.g. 1A, 2B, etc. To take a more educated guess, click the links of the architects and the proposals above to get more information than just a name and one rendering.


    1. To get things going, here is my guess:

      1B, 2D, 3A, 4C, 5E, 6F

    2. I think 3D, to me their name matches their presentation.


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