Groundbreaking Ceremony for Meander in Helsinki

On April 26, 2022, the foundation stone of Meander was laid in Töölö, Helsinki. “It is a great joy to return to Helsinki,” says Steven Holl, “where the win of the competition for the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Arts changed my life. Now, our competition-winning design of 2006 for a space-shaping ‘meander’ within the existing urban block is being realized. The section gradually rises to face the bay, and the horizon where sea and sky meet reminds us of a place of the beginning of life. As John F. Kennedy said, ‘we all came from the sea… we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.’”

Photos 1-2 © Anna Autio; image 4 © Steven Holl; image 5 © Steven Holl Architects