Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 13:40

Oil Silo 468 light artwork is again open to the public

The Oil Silo 468 light artwork welcomes visitors once again. The artwork is built into an old silo of a former oil terminal in the eastern Helsinki district of Kruunuvuorenranta.

Oil Silo 468 is open to the public as follows:

  • Saturday 23th September, 18–21
  • Sunday 24th September, 18–21
  • Saturday 30th September, 18–21
  • Sunday 1st October, 18–21
  • Saturday 7th October, 18–21
  • Sunday 8th October, 18–21

Admission to Oil Silo 468 is free. The artwork can be reached through the road of Koirasaarentie in Laajasalo. A sign on Koirasaarentie directs visitors to the artwork and a nearby, temporary parking lot. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the artwork.

Artwork refers to the area’s history

Oil Silo 468 is a permanent light and spatial artwork. It also functions as a special events arena.

To create the artwork out of an oil silo, 2012 openings were cut into the silo hull. LED lights shining through the openings make the silo glow like a lantern in the dark. The lights are switched on after sunset, and they go on and off controlled by the wind. The lights are white during the early evening hours and turn red as evening turns to night.

Oil Silo 468 is a reminder of an oil terminal that served in Kruunuvuorenranta for nearly 90 years. The artwork was created by light artist Tapio Rosenius of Lighting Design Collective as a World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 project. It has won a number of light art prizes.

Oil Silo 468 can be rented for events during the snow-free season from April to November.

Oil Silo 468 and the route to the artwork on the map 

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:45

Helsinki as Testbed for Pioneering Urban Air Quality System

The first-ever citywide system provides crucial understanding to help solve urban air quality problems

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 09:47

Public transport terminal to go under construction in Pasila

Preparatory construction work for the new Pasila public transport terminal will get underway on the Pasila bridge in December 2017. The work comprises the broadening of the Pasila bridge and a renovation of the bridge’s eastern end. The new terminal will be located in front of the Pasila rail station entrance. The work will cause only minor disruptions to traffic at first, but disruptions will increase in the summer and autumn of 2018. The project will be completed in 2019.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 09:27

Helsinki Metro Expands with Landmark Stations

The subway system now serves the Helsinki metropolitan area with eight new stations
Helsinki, Finland – A long-awaited extension of the Helsinki metropolitan subway system, the Metro, opened to passenger service on December 18, 2017. The extension comprises eight stations, each distinguished by original design by Finnish architects.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:58

Online survey launched: What would the National Urban Park of Helsinki be like?

The City of Helsinki is collecting data on the areas and places that residents would like to see included in the potential National Urban Park of Helsinki. The online survey is open to all and will remain available until 17 December 2017.

The survey can be found at https://app.maptionnaire.com/en/3173.