The project to turn an iconic Helsinki landmark into a trendy and socially distanced food-and-drink mecca came together in just six weeks last summer, reviving domestic tourism and helping some businesses in the flailing restaurant sector to recover.Read more »
The future of the climate is decided in cities. The message was abundantly clear at the Climate College organised by the City on 4 September. The event was part of the Helsinki Design Week programme.Read more »
The third UNESCO Creative Cities Beijing Summit will be organised jointly by Unesco and the city of Beijing on 17–18 September. Mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, has been granted the honour of making the opening speech of the event. Helsinki has been one of the Unesco Creative Cities network’s Cities of Design since 2014.Read more »
The largest design festival in the Nordic countries, Helsinki Design Week continues the festival tradition of a dedicated programme for children and families for the seventh consecutive year. A sports-themed Children’s Design Weekend 12–13 September takes place at the renovated and modernized Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Children’s Design Week at Annantalo 7–13 September focuses on design workshops. Schools familiarize learners with design through PechaKucha presentations with a toolkit produced by Helsinki Design Week.Read more »
Eco-friendly urban planning and innovative city solutions are the themes of the Climate College arranged by the City of Helsinki on 4 September. Climate College is the city's main event on the Helsinki Design Week this autumn.Read more »
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