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Suvilahti

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Suvilahti

Suvilahti is sited in Sörnäinen area, between Hanasaari power plant and Sompasaari harbor. A decision to build Suvilahti power plant was taken in 1907, using revolutionary for that time steel reinforced concrete structures. The project architect, Selim A. Lindqvist, was highly influenced by Viennese Jugend architecture. Suvilahti complex encompassed two gasometers and nine other buildings. Expansion of the plant took place between the 30's and the 50's, yet already in the 70's its operation was stopped.
In the 80's, Suvilahti plant experienced its first cultural project - KOM Theatre, and became home for a film studio. Today the old plant is managed by of Kaapelitehdas cultural centre, transforming it into studios and administrative quarters of creative industries while its courtyard serves as a venue for summer open air cultural events, like urban music festival Flow Festival, while Suvilahti Kattilahalli, or a so called boiler hall, featuring somewhat church-like space, houses concerts and exhibitions.

Kaasutehtaankatu 1
www.suvilahti.fi

03/2012

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