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, October 13, 2017 - 11:38

New fast route complements Helsinki cycling network

A new fast cycling route now serves Helsinki cyclists. The route ­runs along the main railway tracks. Called Pohjoisbaana in Finnish, the bikeway connects southern and northern cycling routes in Helsinki. It is a part of the network of bicycle superhighways, that is, bikeways with wide lanes and no or few stops, allowing for higher speeds and smoother rides than regular bikeways.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:07

Four groups chosen to continue to the next stage of the Helsinki High-Rise Design-Build Competition

Helsinki is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. The change in the city is particularly visible in the former harbour and railway areas, which are now undergoing reconstruction to become homes, commercial spaces and business premises. The transformation offers excellent opportunities for property developers.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 15:24

Helsinki High-rise Competition: Second phase competitors announced on 5 October at Expo Real 2017

The Finnish State and City of Helsinki organize the Helsinki High-Rise Competition for the design and construction of the Central Pasila Tower Area located in Helsinki. The competitors behind the proposals chosen for the final stage in the competition will be revealed at Helsinki High-Rise Brunch on October 5th at Expo Real, at Helsinki Finland Stand (B1.320).

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 09:24

Myllypuro is a success story of urban revitalization

Over the last ten years the eastern Helsinki district of Myllypuro has experienced noticeable growth. The housing types have diversified and services expanded as a result of systematic development efforts.

“The diversification of housing types, including more housing alternatives for families, is an outcome of infill construction. The Wooden Myllypuro area is a good example of this. The area, also thanks to its predominantly wooden houses, expands the image of Myllypuro,” says Helsinki Mayor Anni Sinnemäki.