As part of the Helsinki Design Week, the main exhibition will take place in the newly renovated Olympic Stadium from 11–13 September 2020. For this exhibition we are seeking for entries that speak to and connect to the Nordic community and far beyond.

Supporting this year’s theme Commitment Matters, the projects should revolve around the following key principles:

  • Shows respect for the environment
  • Responsible for the world in which we live
  • Based on a need
  • Distinguishes itself by timelessness
  • Uses a ‘less is more’ design approach without losing a certain warmth

For the exhibition in the historic Olympic Stadium, we are looking for projects reflecting these principles, for instance, material and form research, interactive projects, and works with a focus on sustainability. All international exhibitors, from emerging designers to established architects and from academies to design collectives, who feel connected to this concept are asked to apply.

The main exhibition in the Olympic Stadium will take place in different rooms, halls, the outside gallery and even on the running track.

For the Open Call for projects we are looking for:

  • Projects and works by/from (international) academies
  • Projects and works by design and architecture studios
  • Outdoor installations
  • Interactive installations
  • Design installations
  • Architectural installations

Submit your application by 6 April 2020. Please submit your application in English.
Read more about the venue and applying.

Open Call Projects for the Olympic Stadium (ENG) 2020

  • Open Call application for Helsinki Olympic Stadium

    Submit your application by 6 April 2020.
  • Personal data

  • Please type the website url (without https://)
  • Please, remember to add your country code.
  • For which type of presentation are you applying?

  • Children's Design Week

    Program for children is also organized at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.
  • Project information

  • Only for internal use.
  • Please try to give an idea of sizing or required square meters for your design/installation.
  • Please try to give us needed location requirements like: I need to hang my work from the ceiling or it is a self standing installation, 3 small designs on a 80cm x 80 cm pedestal, it need electricity etc.
  • Please name the photos with your name and project.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.
  • Add here a YouTube or Vimeo link.
  • Please type the website url (do not add the https://)
  • If you wish to exhibit as part of a design collective, please insert names of all the participants.
  • Do you wish to work together with the local industry and/or manufacturers for your project? If so, please tell us what kind.
  • Exhibitions in which you have showcased this particular project before.

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