Shipwright - Guggenheim Museum
Helsinki fI

The transfer of ideas is invisible. The physical artifacts which exhibit ideas are not.  Artifacts are transported from the hand of its maker and from the cultures that cultivated them in order to make visual and experiential ideas accessible.  The museum cannot avoid the need for gigantic space, nor the need to provide necessary protection.  

The city is unsure about the museum.  How can the outsider introduce an unprecedented building while also appeasing the apprehensions of the city’s inhabitants?

The mobile ship and it’s permanent dock are a statement of both transience and interchange.  Together they can be a statement about the future while adapting to it’s vernacular surroundings.  As an international endeavour, the ship is the large traveling volume and the dock is the modest host housing Finish tradition and art.