• Installation

HDW HOP: Enter

  • Architecture
  • Urban planning
Sep 7, Thu 18:00-00:00
Sep 8, Fri 24h
Sep 9, Sat 24h
Sep 10, Sun 24h
Sep 11, Mon 24h
Sep 12, Tue 24h
Sep 13, Wed 24h
Sep 14, Thu 24h
Sep 15, Fri 24h
Sep 16, Sat 24h
Sep 17, Sun 24h
Kasarmikatu 15
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

Enter is an installation built under Kaartin maneesi, an old riding manege building, that consists of a series of consecutive gates and symbolizes transition from one space, country or culture to another. With the gates, the designers want to study new residents’ impact on the built environment, and the illustrations are made by workshops organized in, for example, reception centres.

The installation has been designed by Inari Virkkala and Sofia de Vocht of architects Virkkala de Vocht together with architect Petri Herrala and graphic designer Marja Tikka. Virkkala de Vocht is an office of young architects founded in 2016 in Helsinki and part of the New City collective formed by ten young architects’ offices.

The material partner of the installation is Koskisen Oy.

During Helsinki Design Week, Enter functions as a stage for discussion and various events. A daily programme will be published later.

HDW HOP City Installation Opening 7 Sept.
The opening of HDW HOP city installations is celebrated on Thursday, 7 September from 6-8 pm. An opening parade organized by the We Jazz festival starts at Kaartin maneesi at 7 pm and passes through the installations to Keskuskatu in the city centre. The opening ceremony is open to the public.

The installation is part of the HDW HOP City Installations.

Read more about the events in the installation:

10.9. Pimp My Bike

10.9. Aki Kaurismäki:  The Other Side of Hope – Outdoor film screening

11.9. Design Club Talk and Q&A: Designing for Sustainability Transitions in the Urban

12.9. Redesigning habits – let’s talk about design, health and cheating

13.9. The versatile design of Design District Helsinki

14.9. Fira day:

Under the Same Roof: New Work Breakfast

Under the Same Roof: Dream Neighbourhood lunch

Under the Same Roof: Urban Anarchy After Work

15.9. Illustration and design process

16.9. Pimp My Bike

17.9. Katti Meu | Music & Movement & Momentum

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