The Solomon R. Guggenheom foundation was looking for a visionary design for the Guggenheim Helsinki.
This proposal by Laurent de Carnière explores the relationship between artistic content and the visitor.
The architect creates a zone flooded with light which features a series of regularly shaped square rooms linked with corridors. This organisation anticipates the tools and flexibility required for the display of the rich and varied artistic content of such a museum. An open courtyard garden can host performances and temporary exhibitions, protected by low walls in natural stone. The top of the building offers a panoramic view and video projection rooms.