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Beitrag von sunny1011 » 9. Aug 2006 11:34

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Wow+ar ... 5220976000
"Wow" architecture does not fit comfortably into the Helsinki skyline
Deputy Mayor Pekka Korpinen would like to see an example of jaw-dropping architecture in the capital

By Hannu Pöppönen

Ever since its completion, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao has been used as a textbook example of how architecture rescued a rather scruffy harbour city from being ignored and falling off the map.
The design, by American architect Frank Gehry, for the spectacular edifice of glass, limestone and titanium cladding is also a typical example of what is these days referred to as "wow architecture", often the handiwork of superstar signature architects.
This term - which was launched on the world by New York Times architecture critic Herbert Muschamp - pertains to awe-inspiring, "totally gobsmacking" buildings that world-famous architects have been designing around the world in recent years. Aside from the Bilbao Guggenheim, classic examples include the 145-metre high guided missile that is the Torre Agbar in Barcelona, or the Jewish Museum in Berlin.

This begs a question: could an iconic edifice from some prominent architectural name get the same volume of tourist masses flocking to Helsinki as the Guggenheim has done for Bilbao - as was pondered in a Helsingin Sanomat editorial late last month?
Yes, believes Pekka Korpinen, Helsnki's Mayor for City Planning and Real Estate.
"Finnish architecture is at a high general level, but the real peaks are lacking. If one runs a finger down the list of the top ten names in contemporary international architecture, there are no Finns to be found."

One such "iconic structure" could have been the information centre for architecture, design, and building that was planned for a waterfront site in Katajanokka. However, the project - under the working name Armi - came tumbling down after the Finnish Society for Crafts and Design withdraw their support for the venture.
"But the site is still there. This sort of stand-out building could be erected on the spot", argues Korpinen.
He nevertheless stresses that the idea is not merely to get an eye-catching or wacky-looking edifice for Helsinki, but one that grows out of a real need.
Other alternatives in Korpinen's view could be the area around the present Olympia Quay in the South Harbour, or the soon-to-be-redeveloped areas of Sörnäinen or Jätkäsaari, two harbours that will be up for grabs when the new port of Vuosaari comes into service. All three of these venues would accentuate the capital's position as a city on the sea.

Architect Kaarin Taipale, who is also a member of the City of Helsinki's Harbour Committee, compares Jätkäsaari to the massive urban redevelopment going on in the Hafen City area close to the centre of Hamburg - and Jätkäsaari comes off very much second-best.
"Unlike in Hamburg, in Jätkäsaari the development of the shoreline has been forgotten. It is not just an important shop-window for the city but also a key tool in business policy management. In Hamburg they are starting from the assumption that it is a port city by the sea, and they are bringing this history up to date."
The Swiss architect's office of Herzog and de Meuron, who were responsible for the impressive London Tate Modern museum in the former Bankside power station, have designed the Elbe Philarmonic concert hall to sit spectacularly atop a former harbour warehouse, forming one of the area's wow-buildings.
"Some logistics firm or some institution or other, something that would bring life to the entire district of the city. That is what we need. Otherwise it is going to become a ghastly suburb. It was Helsinki's loss and Kotka's gain that the Maritime Museum of Finland is being built in Kotka."
Fortsetzung folgt...
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Aus Finnen von Sinnen [auf Finndeutsch]: "Finnland verhält sich zu der Erde wie das Erde zu der Universum. Weisst du, wir sind ein bisschen weit weg von die Zentrum, und wenn du vorbeifliegst an uns, denkst du, ach, da gibt es doch nur Wasser und Wolken. Deswegen steigt auch wenige aus hier. Macht aber nix, sind ja auch ganz gut allein zurechtgekommen bis jetzt (...) Allerdings lässt sich dieser O-Ton (...) hochmutiger auslegen. (...) dass ihre Heimat der einzige Ort auf Erden ist, an dem sich wahrhaft intelligentes Leben findet (...)

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Beitrag von sunny1011 » 9. Aug 2006 11:36

Taipale believes it is now time to consider what are the challenges of our time, for which a symbolic building or buildings would be needed.
"Would it now be time for wow-buildings for the 21st century citizen- and information society? For instance for a university of innovation, or an information centre for energy efficiency, or the studios of an open-access local TV-station, where residents could be involved in programme making?"

Finnish architects rather turn up their noses at the international wow-architecture trend, in part because they regard it as overly self-indulgent and self-serving.
"If the object is to recreate a ‘Bilbao effect' and you hire some megastar name to produce the architectural design, it could be compared with having a monologue with the future. The modern trend in architecture is towards a greater degree of dialogue with the environment, the users, and the history of the area", says Severi Blomstedt, Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
In addition to Frank Gehry, two architects who have created their own distinct "wow" signature are Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind. Libeskind was responsible for the Jewish Museum in Berlin and has also been connected with the master plan for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site in New York City.

Hadid and Libeskind have turned their style into a brand that sells worldwide.
"Wow-architecture is all about dazzling and astonishing people with the mere shell of the edifice. It takes no account of the deeper significance of the building", complains architect Juha Ilonen. "A good wow building should be the sort of architecture that prompts a sensation that this would be a totally cool place to live or a fantastic museum to visit."
Ilonen tends to see Zaha Hadid's work as overrated. "She picks an idiom or language of form and replicates it all over the world. This is a way of creating a quasi-mythical status for her as an architect."
Pekka Korpinen, on the other hand, regards the sneering at international fashion-icon architects as "parochial rumblings of discontent".
"They talk about Zaha Hadid this and Zaha Hadid that, but the truth of the matter is that she is shaping the architecture of the time", Korpinen says

Landmark buildings and monumental edifices that catch the eye have been constructed ever since the days of the Pyramids of Giza, but the emergence of modern wow-architecture is primarily a 1990s phenomenon.
"Modern wow-buildings celebrate consumption: they are a frame on which to hang culture, entertainment, tourism, and shopping. The buildings emphasise the current values of society, just as they always have done", says Taipale.
She points out that it was not the new museum alone that improved Bilbaos's dowdy image. At the same time the city laid down new metro lines, for instance.
"The successful examples are really the end-product of long chains of events, in which all the component parts fit together perfectly."
Was meint ihr, was prägt Helsinki Skyline bisher, was könnte es werden? Braucht Helsinki einen spacigen Touch?
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Aus Finnen von Sinnen [auf Finndeutsch]: "Finnland verhält sich zu der Erde wie das Erde zu der Universum. Weisst du, wir sind ein bisschen weit weg von die Zentrum, und wenn du vorbeifliegst an uns, denkst du, ach, da gibt es doch nur Wasser und Wolken. Deswegen steigt auch wenige aus hier. Macht aber nix, sind ja auch ganz gut allein zurechtgekommen bis jetzt (...) Allerdings lässt sich dieser O-Ton (...) hochmutiger auslegen. (...) dass ihre Heimat der einzige Ort auf Erden ist, an dem sich wahrhaft intelligentes Leben findet (...)

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