All 1,715 designs revealed for record-breaking Helsinki Guggenheim architectural contest

by Tom Anstey | 22 Oct 2014

Multiple images for each of the 1,715 entries for the Guggenheim coming to Helsinki, Finland, have been released by the upcoming museum, with a huge number of anonymous stage-one entries showcased.

The €126m (£100m, US$160.5m) waterfront project is officially the most popular architectural contest in history, attracting more entries than the contest for the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, which was won by Heneghan Peng from 1,557 submissions.

Competition organiser Malcolm Reading also confirmed that the 12,000sq m (129,000sq ft) project had received a significant number of UK application among the submissions. Applications came from 77 countries, with considerable interest also being shown in the US, Italy, Finland, France and Japan.

An 11-member jury must now delve into each project and will meet next month to select a shortlist of six projects to be announced 2 December. Finalists will have until March 2015 to make final submissions. The winner will be awarded €100,000 (US$129,000, £79,000), while the five runners up will walk away with €55,000 (US$69,000, £43,000).

Below is a selection of entries from the list of 1,715. The contest is anonymous at this stage so the architectural practices have not been named.

Entry GH-155469418

Entry GH-2139495265

Entry GH-2257575689

Entry GH-3355371286

Entry GH-3460663892

Entry GH-4422287603

Entry GH-4529222483

Entry GH-4857747589

Entry GH-5137301270

Entry GH-6048807305

Entry GH-6317113926

Entry GH-7034052661

Entry GH-7751468967

Entry GH-8153692770

To see the full selection of projects, click here.

Multiple images for each of the 1,715 entries for the Guggenheim coming to Helsinki, Finland, have been released by the upcoming museum, with a huge number of anonymous stage-one entries showcased. The €126m (£100m, US$160.5m) waterfront project is officially the most popular architectural contest in history, attracting more entries than the contest for the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, which was won by Heneghan Peng from 1,557 submissions. Competition organiser
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All 1,715 designs revealed for record-breaking Helsinki Guggenheim architectural contest
Multiple images for each of the 1,715 entries for the Guggenheim coming to Helsinki, Finland, have been released by the upcoming museum, with a huge number of anonymous stage-one entries showcased.