Helsinki residents and visitors will have the opportunity to visit Oil Silo 468 in the Kruunuvuorenranta district in September-October. Oil Silo 468 is a steel silo that has been turned into a light artwork and a venue for special events. Admission is free on the open-house weekends.
To create the artwork, 2012 round openings were cut into the shell of the silo. The openings are illuminated by LED lights placed inside the silo. The lights go on and off and make the silo glow like a lantern as the night grows dark.
The light artwork Oil Silo 468 refers to Kruunuvuorenranta’s past as an oil harbour and terminal. The district served in this role for nearly 90 years. The artwork was designed by light artist Tapio Rosenius of Lighting Design Collective.
Oil Silo 468 will be open to the public as follows:
Saturday 4 October from 18-21
Sunday 5 October from 18-21
Oil Silo 468 can be reached in the larger Laajasalo area from the end of the street of Koirasaarentie, which hosts a temporary parking lot. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the silo.
Oil Silo 468 is presented in a video available in English here.