Architectural competitions have been organised in Finland since the late 19th century. The Archive holds a Competitions Collection including both pictures of proposals and documents, such as competition programmes and jury records. Most of the material has been received through the Finnish Associaton of Architects. The eariest competitions represented are from the 1870s and concern the present Johanneksenkirkko (St. John's Church) and the Kirurginen sairaala (Surgical Hospital) in Helsinki.
There are some competition drawings in the Museum's Drawings Collection, too, and competition models are continuously collected to the Models Collection.
The Museum maintains a databank, where searches can be made by name of competition, dating, building type, architect or pseudonym. Competition documents and copies of drawings can be studied in the Archive, and reprints are made at request. The documents are not loaned.
Contact person: Head of Archives Elina Standertskjöld
tel. +358 45 7731 0477