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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Infrastructure completed in Contemporary art galleries in Finland Museums in Helsinki Modern art museums Steven Stecen buildings Art museums and galleries in Finland establishments in Finland Art museums established in Kluuvi. Museum of Contemporary Art Finnish: Nordic countries light differs from that of any other place: The northern side of the Kiasma building.

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Il nostro sito web utilizza i cookie per assicurarti la migliore esperienza di navigazione. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This attitude is particularly evident at the Kiasma, where contribution and participation to activities by the public, by children especially, is strongly encouraged.

Nykytaiteen museo in These rooms are silent, but not static; they are differentiated through their irregularity. The geometry has an interior mystery and an exterior horizon that, like two hands clasping each other, form the architectonic equivalent of a public invitation.

The general character of the rooms, which are almost rectangular with one wall curved, allows for a silent yet dramatic backdrop for the exhibition of contemporary art.

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In the landscape plan, extending the bay up to the building will provide an area for future civic development along this tapering body of water, which also serves as a reflecting pool for Finlandia Hall and new development along the south edge of the water. Thus natural light is able to penetrate both upper and lower levels of the museum.


Kaisma interiors refer to the landscape and form the site that, in this special place and circumstance, is a synthesis of building and landscapeā€¦a kiasma.

The slight variation in room kixsma and size due to the gently curving section of the building allows natural light to enter in several different ways. 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.

Helsinki | An overview of the Kiasma museum by Steven Holl

Thus the core of the building, a narrow internal space dominated by the long curved 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.

Expowall opens SGallery, a new space for art. Unlike a hierarchical sequenced or ordered movement, this open ended casual circulation provokes moments of pause, reflection, and discovery. 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.

Kiasma museum, Helsinki designed by Steven Holl reopens

There are early sketches where the two inter-crossing figures are both straight indeed, but hholl physical and historical constraints of the site eventually led to two different shapes, one curve and one linear.

Inside the museum provides a variety of spatial experiences. The contemporary art collection began as the Museum of Contemporary Art Finnish: Congratulations to Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art for a great first two decades!

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Why this quite uncommon world, dubbed Kiasma in Finnish, has also become the name of the museum itself becomes evident when muzeum it a bit closer. Retrieved 29 January Kiasma is a contemporary art museum located on Mannerheimintie in HelsinkiFinland.

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An exhibition koasma that works for an expressive and unpredictable artist such as Vito Acconci, must also work for artist such as Agnes Martin and Richard Tuttle. Its central goal is to showcase contemporary art and to strengthen its status. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


In its syeven stages, the collection was housed in Ateneum. The firm considered the range of contemporary artwork, and tried to anticipate the needs of a variety of artists. Steven HollCity: These rooms are meant to be silent, but not static; they are differentiated through their irregularity. The concept of Kiasma involves the building’s mass intertwining with the geometry of the city and landscape which are reflected in the shape of the building.

Through care kizsma development of details and materials, the museum provides a dynamic yet subtle spatial form, extending towards the city to the south and the landscape to the north.

One of the three Finnish national art galleries, Kiasma has reopened after being closed for repairs for six months.