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French architecture firm Moreau Kusunoki have been named winners of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition, with the €126m (£100m, US$160.5m) project to be formed of Japanese-style pavilions and a striking lighthouse-style tower on the city waterfront. The successful design by Moreau

Kusunoki – a husband and wife team who only established their architecture firm in 2011 – titled Lighthouse, was chosen from a shortlist of 1,715 anonymous architects, the largest architectural competition in history and the first to be organised by the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation. Moreau’s winning design features a series of

charred timber and glass angular pavilions with flared roofs, punctuated by a lighthouse-style tower overlooking Helsinki’s South Harbor. The pavilions are connected by an interior street and served by a harbour promenade, while the tower is connected to the nearby Observatory Park via a pedestrian footbridge. Developers must now gain planning approval for the project, after a 2012

The winning design was chosen from an anonymous shortlist of 1,715 architects

vote narrowly rejected the development due to financial concerns. The €30m (US$33.6m, £21.4m) necessary to buy the rights to the Guggenheim name has been

waived by the institution, though money must still be raised to create a foundation to oversee the running of the museum. More:

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Following a six-year US$25m (€22.5m, £16m) renovation by Ennead Architects, the New York Hall of Science in Queens is celebrating the reopening of its Great Hall. Originally designed

by Harrison and Abram- ovitz Architects for the 1964/1965 World’s Fair, the Great Hall’s cobalt blue dalle-de-verre glass and concrete walls are designed to give the illusion of being in deep space. As part of the restoration,

the 5,400 dalle-de-verre panels were all cleaned by hand, with 50 new panels colour-matched and installed by Willet Hauser Studios, under

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The hall is designed to give the illusion of being in deep space

whose commission the original 5,400 panels were constructed in 1964. In addition, the project included stabilisation and repair of the exterior building, renovation and

modernisation of the interior of the Great Hall and Great Hall Lobby, plus repaving and improve- ments to the terrace outside the Great Hall.

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