THE LIGHT HOUSE COMPETITION CONTRIBUTION
As a walkable museum landscape and urban design concept to open up the waterfront of Helsinki’s harbor basin, a sculptural architecture unfolds and becomes a new landmark overlooking the water. Dynamic free forms interpret the maritime environment, and allow spatial concepts, spatial references, openness and closedness, public space and cultural life to merge in an unusual way.
Like a large wave, two shells form a large, flowing freeform, branding upwards and forming a large sail. Front and back consist of a transparent façade, allowing views in and out and carrying art into everyday life. On the water side, the façade is covered with media and acts like a large lighthouse as a gesture of welcome to the distance.