Suvilahti is a unique industrial milieu that is changing all the time – at least its hundred-metre-long graffiti wall is different every day. Suvilahti is home to a wide range of cultural actors and a venue for major public events and festivals.

The former power plant comprises nine buildings, two large gasometers that have become local landmarks and 2,5 hectares of open-air yard space. Suvilahti’s tenants range from authors to a brewery bar and from a graffitigallery to a restaurant. As the renovation of the facilities progresses, even more tenants and activities will arrive offering year-round open cultural activities and entertainment, expecially in the fields of the arts, new cirkus and theatre.

Suvilahti’s location in the heart of the new Kalasatama district represents a unique opportunity to transfor the area into a lively social space. Photo: Kuvatoimisto Kuvio Oy / Martin Sommerschield