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April/May 2015

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RACE TO THE FINNISH If Helsinki gets a Guggenheim, the name of one of these international architecture outfits may go from up-and-coming to household. Here, David Sokol pins the tail on the finalists. 130 CULTURED In June, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation will announce the winner of its international design competition for a proposed Guggenheim Helsinki museum in Finland. Should municipal and national authorities decide to build the victorious submission, the 200,000-square-foot museum will replace Makasiini Terminal and reinvent the city's South Harbor. In December, the jury selected six finalists—which they whittled down from 1,715 entries in total. Despite thousands of possible leaks, the competition has been ironclad in its confidentiality. In the countdown to the announcement, we take a look at the shortlist—and a stab at pairing each anonymous scheme to its author.

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