Helsinki City Hall. (Photo: Kimmo Brandt)

Developers of Helsinki meet in the revamped City Hall lobby – opening on Tuesday

The lobby of the Helsinki City Hall will open under an entirely new concept. Henceforth, the lobby is a place for everyone who is interested in the City and its future. The opening is celebrated on Tuesday 16 April from 10 AM to 5:30 PM.

On the opening day, Mayor Jan Vapaavuori and Deputy Mayors Anni Sinnemäki, Pia Pakarinen, Nasima Razmyar and Sanna Vesikansa are available for the visitors from 1 PM to 2 PM. Coffee and cake will be enjoyed from 12 Noon to 5 PM.

A year of development work

The City Hall lobby was closed at the end of September 2018, when the renovation started. The renovation of the new lobby lasted about a year in total.

The lobby has been made into a joint workspace for residents, visitors and City employees alike, in which the future of Helsinki is developed. The concept brings up the City brand and the City Strategy, as well as Helsinki's vision of being the most Functional City in the World.

The new lobby concept has been developed by residents, City employees and interest groups. The architectural values and conservation perspectives have been paid attention to in the reconstruction works.

After the opening day, the lobby will be open on weekdays from 8 AM to 6 PM. The opening hours may vary due to events.

Detailed information about the new lobby concept will be published on the opening day.

Further information

Helsinki City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13
Lobby of the Helsinki City Hall



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