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This research project seeks for the Guggenheim Helsinki project seeks to leverage Finland’s local material resources and prefabrication capabilities. The building structure and cladding is comprised of local Finnish wood to foreground Finland’s strong connection between architecture and nature. Informed by research into Finnish lumber industry practices, we explored a compressional assembly in which the building’s innumerable wood elements are “stacked” like lumber in piles, yielding a structure which is elemental and direct, as if assembled from boards transported into the harbor via water, and befitting its industrial port context.