While it remains unclear whether the contentious Guggenheim Helsinki will come to be, the first stage of the design competition for the project has now been revealed. The process was unprecedented in that the Guggenheim hosted an open call for anonymous submissions, bucking the trend of sleuthing the usual star suspects behind closed boardroom doors.
When that sense of inclusivity was met with the global architecture community’s ambition, the result was a jaw-dropping 1,715 submissions from 77 countries. Now, the competition website has unveiled the stats, images, and descriptions of the contenders to the world at large. Bonus: It’s your chance to play the lionized role of competition judge-meets-social media addict, as ordinary website visitors can filter entries by tag, save their faves, and instantly share their shortlists with their thousands of best friends across the web.
So, which are your picks? Check out the entries here.