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 

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 14:33

Helsinki Publishes Energy and Climate Atlas on 3D City Model

The 3D atlas is a tool for implementing energy efficiency improvements in buildings

The City of Helsinki has compiled extensive energy-related data on the Helsinki building stock into Energy and Climate Atlas and makes the atlas available as open data. The atlas is executed and visualized on Helsinki’s 3D city information model, which allows easy utilization and further application of the data. The atlas is a part of the toolkit that helps Helsinki to cut carbon dioxide emissions and eventually to reach carbon neutrality.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:27

Digital solutions to put spaces to efficient use

The Flexi Spaces project of the Forum Virium Helsinki innovation unit has created a model to give citizens and communities easy access to various spaces. The model utilizes digital solutions such as smart locks and web-based space reservation and payment platforms. The new model for opening spaces, tested in the Helsinki smart city district of Kalasatama, has been a success.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 13:35

Hakaniemenranta idea competition entries displayed online and at Laituri

The planning of the Hakaniemenranta area of Helsinki proceeds with an idea competition. All competition entries are now on display and can be commented on until 28 February in the City of Helsinki online feedback service kerrokantasi.hel.fi. 

The competition entries can also be seen until 23 February at the information and exhibition space Laituri at Narinkka 2 in Kamppi.

The feedback on the ideas for Hakaniemenranta will be compiled for use by the competition jury. The jury will select the winner in the spring.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:12

Karting, Latin dance and technology – a second city underground

Increasingly versatile spaces are situated in a Helsinki that is getting more densely built over time. Thanks to underground building, building land above ground is spared for other purposes.