Back to articles

Competition for Finland's new museum for architecture and design will commence soon

Picture of Helsinki's Eteläsatama

The long-awaited phase to make the new museum a reality begins on 15 April. The results of the two-phase architectural competition are expected in August 2025.

An architectural competition for Finland's new Museum of Architecture and Design, planned for Helsinki's South Harbour, will be launched on 15 April, when the competition programme will be published on the competition website. The launch of the international design competition will be supported by a media event in London, where Kaarina Gould, CEO of the Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Architecture and Design, will present the museum project and the competition content.

The event, hosted by the Ambassador of Finland to the United Kingdom, Jukka Siukonsaari, will also feature speeches by Anni Sinnemäki, Deputy Mayor of Helsinki, and Kieran Long, Museum Director of Amos Rex Art Museum in Helsinki and former Director of ArkDes in Sweden, with a background in curating and journalism.

The competition jury will be announced at the launch. The design competition is organised by AD Museum Ltd., owned by the City of Helsinki and the State of Finland, and the Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the Finnish Association of Architects and the City of Helsinki. The language of the competition is English, and the total prize money awarded is up to €400,000.

The architectural community waiting to get their pencils out will have access to the competition documents on the competition website. The media will also be able to attend the launch event online and will be served by ING Media.

Read our news on the museum project