AsÂ AN recently reported, theÂ Guggenheim Foundation hasÂ unveiledÂ more than 1700 proposals for its planned campus in Helsinki.Â All of these submissions have been kept anonymous and madeÂ available to the public through an online gallery which displays two renderings and a brief description for each plan. Given the amount of proposals the Guggenheim received, the gallery can be a littleâ€”let’s sayâ€”hard on the eyes. If you’re not up for scrolling through all of it, we picked outÂ some interesting renderings thatÂ stood out to us. Yes, we undoubtedly missed some good ones in the processâ€”there are 1,700 after all.
Through Stormproof, an open international design competition for building resilient cities, Terreform One has pursued many viable solutions for a stormproof future. Students and professionals were challenged with preparing cities for imminent confrontations of extreme climate change. Twenty finalists were chosen from 168 teams comprised of 310 participants based in over fifteen countries, and by employing complex designs such as barrier islands to mitigate storm and flood impact, participants have recommended solutions that revive and repurpose present infrastructure.