The plan for the Guggenheim Helsinki is inspired by arctic formations, medieval Finnish architecture, and the ingenuity and attention to detail of contemporary Finnish products. These influences led to the vertiginous silhouette of the project, the use of a configured wood shingle such as found on the onion domes and walls of early Finnish churches, and to the formed, laminated timber superstructure which underscores the project’s debt to Finnish craftsmanship and shipbuilding expertise.

The plan for the Guggenheim Helsinki is inspired by arctic formations, medieval Finnish architecture, and the ingenuity and attention to detail of contemporary Finnish products. These influences led to the vertiginous silhouette of the project, the use of a configured wood shingle such as found on the onion domes and walls of early Finnish churches, and to the formed, laminated timber superstructure which underscores the project’s debt to Finnish craftsmanship and shipbuilding expertise.

The plan for the Guggenheim Helsinki is inspired by arctic formations, medieval Finnish architecture, and the ingenuity and attention to detail of contemporary Finnish products. These influences led to the vertiginous silhouette of the project, the use of a configured wood shingle such as found on the onion domes and walls of early Finnish churches, and to the formed, laminated timber superstructure which underscores the project’s debt to Finnish craftsmanship and shipbuilding expertise.

The plan for the Guggenheim Helsinki is inspired by arctic formations, medieval Finnish architecture, and the ingenuity and attention to detail of contemporary Finnish products. These influences led to the vertiginous silhouette of the project, the use of a configured wood shingle such as found on the onion domes and walls of early Finnish churches, and to the formed, laminated timber superstructure which underscores the project’s debt to Finnish craftsmanship and shipbuilding expertise.

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