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.