Our proposal inserts a cluster of volumes on the site, seemingly extending the park to the sea with a porous public ground floor that act as a gateway between city and port. The building’s elusive silhouette creates different relationships between the project and the surrounding urban fabric. The siting of the Guggenheim in the south preserves the continuity of the Etelainen Makasinikatu street and the views of the South Harbour maritime facade to the water up north, and creates a new square extension for the docks. The building’s ground floor connects the docks' level to the pedestrian and bike trail level on the south west, in a sloped landscape punctuated with public activities: public square, cafe, museum store, event hall, entrance to galleries, floating art promenade, indoor and outdoor parks for informal gatherings. This building's two entrances increase the pedestrian influx between the city and the port terminals, giving the ground floor a civic dimension. The port road is integrated within the building's first two technical levels, with the ground floor bridging over it to connect the museum to its western border through green steps that look back to the Etelasatama park. Despite its large scale, the museum experience is punctuated by unique spaces that move from vast and horizontal waterscapes to tall and sculptural indoors. The ground floor is organized around vertical courtyards and wooden cladded volumes, creating a forestlike scenography in terms of lighting and verticality. facing the waterfront, the ground steps down to the water in a seat lined green park, providing an wide angle gathering space. The scattered volumes join up in the second floor to form the galleries. On that floor, volumes are both separated and connected by interstitial courtyards that cascade through the interior, organize visitor circulation and by instances; provide framed vistas of Helsinki. Programmatically, the project is layered horizontally in three components with each part dedicated to a specific program. These include: 1- an operational base that houses technical and administrative floors, including staff, technical, and port access, in addition to vip/handicapped car park and staff bike park. 2- a public ground floor that house all visitor services and events, an intermediate floating art promenade, and an interior/exterior public space for the city, remaining active well after the museum's closing hours. 3- a exhibition floor that fit all galleries, maximizing exhibition continuity, flexibility and daylight penetration for all galleries. The project's form has an optimized sun response: In summer, the project is self-shading yet provides reflected light deep into the building. In winter, low sun angles allow sunlight to penetrate directly into the Guggenheim. The roof structure comprises voids over courtyards and north oriented skylights. The volumes are self-bearing structures that act as the project's vertical support and integrate circulation,technical shafts and logistical services between the base and the upper floors.