Renderings of Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition by Ja Architecture Studio

10.05.15 - Ja Architecture Studio receives Honorable Mention in Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

Daniels Faculty graduates working as part of the Toronto-based office Ja Architecture Studio received an Honorable Mention for their submission to the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition. The competition was launched in June 2014 to invite design proposals for the new Guggenheim museum located on Helsinki’s harbour. With 1,715 submissions, the event set the record in attracting the most number of entries for a design competition.

Team Members:

  • Nima Javidi (MUD 2005)
  • Behnaz Assadi (MLA 2008)
  • Hanieh Rezaei (MUD 2004)
  • Thomas Mustel, Master of Architecture student at École National Supérieure d’Architecture (Intern)
  • Sarah Hunter, Bachelor of Architectural Studies graduate from University of Waterloo

Ja Architecture Studio was the only studio from Canada to win an Honorable Mention. Their entry is currently part of Guggenheim Helsinki Now, an exhibition showcasing the top submissions, which will be on display until May 16th at the Kunsthalle Helsinki. Their submission can also be viewed at!/stageonegallery/view/gh-33457384

For more information about the competition, visit