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Museum as part of Finland’s Coronavirus Support Package

The Finnish government will fund the construction of a new Architecture and Design Museum in Helsinki as part of its coronavirus support package.

The Architecture and Design Museum would become the home of both the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Design Museum Helsinki will open to the public in 2025.

The Architecture and Design Museum received a contribution of €60 million, which is part of the government’s €1.3 billion supplementary budget to help the country recover from COVID-19.

“It is a significant decision when the state is so strongly committed to the realization of the new Architecture and Design Museum,” said Reetta Heiskanen (Museum of Finnish Architecture) and Jukka Savolainen (Design Museum Helsinki).“In the museums, we are now focusing our efforts on playing our part in rebuilding Finland in the midst of the crisis that affects everyone. We will do our utmost to make the museum a place for everyone.”

The new museum is being planned for the South Harbour in Helsinki. It will combine the existing museums and their collections to create a unique attraction.

“Now it’s time to establish a new museum of architecture and design. Finland has all that it takes to bring attention to Nordic well being and design,” they said to Dezeen.

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