The Wolfhorse: Helsinki Mobile Museum of Modern Art / Vardehaugen

Model | © Vardehaugen

The Wolfhorse by Vardehaugen studio is a very flexible art pavilion tailored for exhibitions and pop-up events in urban spaces. 

The Wolfhorse Technical Information

  • Architects: Vardehaugen
  • Design Team: Håkon Matre Aasarød, Magnus Kvalheim, Einar Elton and Anders Grinde
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Client: Helsinki Mobile Museum of Modern Art
  • Topics: Art Gallery, Total Black
  • Photographs: © Vardehaugen

Ten flip-up doors enable the Wolfhorse to transform from a mystical black box to an open and inclusive pavilion in a matter of minutes.

– Vardehaugen architects

Helsinki Mobile Museum of Modern Art Photographs
The Wolfhorse: Helsinki Mobile Museum of Modern Art / Vardehaugen

Model | © Vardehaugen

The Wolfhorse: Helsinki Mobile Museum of Modern Art / Vardehaugen

Model | © Vardehaugen

Interior Space - The Wolfhorse: Helsinki Mobile Museum of Modern Art / Vardehaugen

Interior | © Vardehaugen

Text by the Architects

The gallery is developed for our friends in the Helsinki Mobile Museum of Modern Art, tailored for exhibitions and pop-up events in urban spaces.

10 flip-up doors enable the Wolfhorse to transform from a mystical black box to an open and inclusive pavilion in a matter of minutes. Internally a modular system of movable slabs, stairs, and railings makes the exhibition space adaptable to a rich variety of happenings.

The structure consists of two separate parts, each scaled and designed for container transport and simple assembly.

The project was developed in close collaboration with Magnus Kvalheim, Anders Grinde, and Einar Elton.

Helsinki Mobile Museum of Modern Art Plans
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© Vardehaugen

Floor Plan and Section

Floor Plan and Section | © Vardehaugen

The Wolfhorse in Helsinki Gallery
About Vardehaugen

Vardehaugen is an architectural studio located in Oslo, Norway, that works with a variety of projects, from private houses to public processes and urban planning.

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Cite this article: "The Wolfhorse: Helsinki Mobile Museum of Modern Art / Vardehaugen" in ArchEyes, September 6, 2020, https://archeyes.com/the-wolfhorse-helsinki-mobile-museum-of-modern-art-vardehaugen/.