The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki reopens in Spring , We tell here the history of one of Steven Holl most celebrated architectures. The Architect’s Eye: The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. Steven Holl’s Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. Kiasma was designed by the American architect Steven Holl. In addition to Kiasma, Holl has designed 16 other museums around the world, including museums.

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The design of the building, Finnishized as “Kiasma”, underwent slight modification during the design process, but nevertheless was regarded as controversial; for instance its close proximity to the equestrian statue of Finnish President Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.

There steen early sketches where the two inter-crossing figures are both straight indeed, but the physical and historical constraints of the site eventually led to two different shapes, one curve and one linear. The museum attracted ,—, visitors per year in — One of the three Finnish national art galleries, Kiasma has reopened after being closed for repairs for six months.

In general, from the outside, the building appears as a long regular strip, while internally it reveals a complex and articulated sequence of spaces, different in height, dimension and shape, often overlooking on one another and sometimes opening the view toward the wide urban panorama bordering the western side of the museum.

The Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art provides a variety of spatial experiences. This page was last edited on 14 Juneat Articles with short description Articles containing Finnish-language text Coordinates on Wikidata Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia. In its earliest stages, the collection was housed in Ateneum. Kiasma is part of the Finnish National Galleryand it is responsible for the gallery’s contemporary art collection.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Art museum in Helsinki, Finland. Exhibition Denise Scott Brown Photographs, The dynamic internal circulation of the building, with its curving ramps and stairs, allows for an open interactive viewing, inspiring the visitor to choose his or her own route through the galleries.

Helsinki An overview of the Kiasma museum kkasma Steven Holl. Retrieved 15 May Retrieved 29 January The slight variation in room shape and size due to the gently curving section of the building allows natural light to enter in several different ways. Thus natural light is able to penetrate both upper and lower levels of the museum. The firm considered the range of contemporary artwork, and kiawma to anticipate the needs of a variety of artists.

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ExhibitionArts. Dteven addition, the curved roof section with its “refracting” skylight introduces another means for distributing light to galleries below the top level.

Why this quite uncommon world, dubbed Kiasma in Finnish, has also become the name of the museum itself becomes evident when examining it a bit closer. Thus the core of the building, a narrow internal space dominated by the long ikasma ramp connecting the lobby with the exhibition galleries, would be very dark if not illuminated by a glass ceiling which provides a vertical illumination that, also due to the curved wall enclosing the space, dramatically evolves during the times of the day.

Sited in the heart of Helsinki, the project began in as a competition between architects. Unlike a hierarchical sequenced or ordered movement, this open ended casual circulation provokes moments of pause, wteven, and discovery.

Kiasma museum, Helsinki designed by Steven Holl reopens

These rooms are silent, but not static; they are differentiated through their irregularity. Il nostro sito web utilizza i cookie per assicurarti kiasmma migliore esperienza di navigazione. Congratulations to Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art for a great first two decades!


Sign up in floornature Floornature is an international design and architecture portal with a focus on contemporary architecture, exclusive interviews with great masters of international architecture and the most interesting new developments in the world of architecture. The museum reopens in Marchwith three exhibitions; a retrospective on Robert Mapplethorpe, an exhibition inspired to the elements of nature and one dedicated to portraiture.

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The northern side of the Kiasma building. The competition was open to architects from the Nordic and Baltic countriesin addition to which four architects or studios from elsewhere were invited to participate, though they were stefen to submit their proposals anonymously: Views Read Edit View history. Petra Jiasma at the Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm. Floornature is an international design and architecture portal with a focus on contemporary architecture, exclusive interviews with great masters of international architecture and the most interesting new developments in the world of architecture.

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Umseum name kiasmaFinnish for chiasmaalludes to the basic conceptual idea of its architect, Steven Holl.