Unbuilt HelsinkiMuseum of Finnish Architecture - 4.12.2012 - 24.2.2013
Unbuilt Helsinki is a research studio and model workshop based at the Museum of Finnish Architecture curated by Åbäke and Nene Tsuboi. Drawn from the museum’s archive and beyond, unrealised projects in Helsinki are studied by a team of researchers who generate new relationships with local resources in order to translate the projets into architectural models.
Their findings and the narratives behind the buildings are displayed in an exhibition at the museum. Chosen projects include famous landmarks such as Stockmann, unrealised projects such as the planned motorway by Smith-Polvinen, and also projects completely unknown to the wider audience. Unbuilt Helsinki is not a critique to Helsinki. Rather, it displays an alternative vision; another reality and future, an alternative city where ambitious and utopistic visions may come true.