Renegade Helsinki competition winners announced


The winners of Michel Sorkin’s renegade anti-Guggenheim contest for Helsinki’s waterfront have been announced.The US architect and writer launched the Next Helsinki ideas competition with a group of Finnish artists as a protest against the city’s decision to host a Guggenheim museum on a prime plot.

Sorkin branded Guggenhim “the cultural equivalent of Starbucks” and said the 217 entries addressed the brief with “insight, imagination and wit”.

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