The Wolfhorse, designed by Vardehaugen Studio, stands as a versatile art pavilion meticulously crafted to host exhibitions and pop-up events in urban settings. Adaptable and engaging, this innovative structure offers a creative platform that seamlessly blends with the ever-changing dynamics of city life.
The Wolfhorse Technical Information
- Architects1: Vardehaugen
- 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
A Transformative Gallery Space for the Helsinki Mobile Museum of Modern Art
Designed with ingenuity and creative vision, the Wolfhorse Gallery is a collaborative project specifically developed for our friends at the Helsinki Mobile Museum of Modern Art. This unique structure is tailored for exhibitions and pop-up events within the bustling urban environment of Finland’s capital.
A feat of architectural innovation, the Wolfhorse’s 10 flip-up doors allow it to morph from a mysterious black box into an open and inviting pavilion in just a matter of minutes. This transformative quality engages the public, offering both intrigue and accessibility.
Internally, the gallery’s flexible design features a modular system of movable slabs, stairs, and railings. This adaptable layout ensures that the exhibition space can cater to a wide array of events and artistic expressions, promoting a rich variety of cultural happenings.
Constructed in two separate parts, each segment of the Wolfhorse is precisely scaled and designed for container transport. This thoughtful consideration ensures simple assembly and allows the gallery to bring art to diverse locations across the city.
The project was born from a close collaboration with Magnus Kvalheim, Anders Grinde, and Einar Elton, whose collective vision and expertise have shaped the Wolfhorse into a symbol of contemporary art and architecture in Helsinki. Their shared ambition to foster community engagement and celebrate creativity has resulted in a gallery space that not only hosts art but becomes a work of art itself.
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The Wolfhorse in Helsinki Gallery
Vardehaugen, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, is a renowned architectural studio with a diverse portfolio that reflects its wide-ranging expertise. Engaging in projects that span across the spectrum of design, Vardehaugen takes on everything from private residential houses to complex public processes and urban planning. Their commitment to creativity and excellence allows them to approach each project with a unique perspective, whether crafting intimate living spaces or shaping the public landscapes of cities.
- Design Team: Håkon Matre Aasarød, Magnus Kvalheim, Einar Elton and Anders Grinde