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Design Competition

Closing Date 29.08.2024
Posted 22.04.2024

An invitation to design the new museum of architecture and design in Helsinki, Finland.


The competition is organized by the Real Estate Company ADM, owned by the City of Helsinki and the State of Finland, and the Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Architecture and Design, in collaboration with the City of Helsinki and the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA. Strategic partners for the museum project are DVDL Cultural Planners (New York) and Haahtela Group.



What is the design competition?



The design for the new museum, located in Helsinki’s South Harbour, will be selected through an open, international and anonymous competition, held in two stages.

The competition seminar will be held online on 24 April, 2024 at 15:00–17:00 (GMT+3). Competition participants and prospective participants have the opportunity to submit questions regarding the competition brief here.


Key dates:

  • Competition begins – 15 April, 2024
  • Competition seminar (online) – 24 April, 2024
  • Final date to submit questions regarding the competition – 12 May, 2024
  • Closing date for Stage 1 submission – 29 August, 2024
  • Announcing the finalists – December, 2024
  • Competition Stage 2 – Feb – May, 2025
  • Competition results announced – September 2025

Who can apply?

The lead designer must have a master’s degree in architecture and be a resident and have a license to practice architecture in an EU country, or in a country which is a party to the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA 2012).

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