Helsinki will not be home to another Guggenheim outpost, Finnish lawmakers decided on Wednesday night, voting 53 to 32 reject the controversial plans for a new museum.
Critics say the proposed Guggenheim Helsinki project would cost Finnish citizens over 100 million Euros, but the museum foundation disputes those figures.
Political opposition in Finland could sabotage longstanding plans to build a Guggenheim outpost on the Helsinki waterfront.
The Guggenheim Helsinki will likely become the third museum of the Solomon R. Guggenheim’s global armada.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will be adding a second location in New York, the Art Newspaper reported. A job listing on the Guggenheim’s website containing all the information mentioned in the report seems to be the source.
As the official Guggenheim Helsinki design competition drew to a close this week, a rival contest was announced: Next Helsinki.
An extensive report in the New York Times today dives into the Guggenheim’s longstanding bid for a franchise in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, detailing the rocky reception to the project since it was first proposed in 2011.