You are hereInfo / History

History of Suvilahti
in a Nutshell
 

• 1907: decision taken to construct electrical power plant beside Suvilahti Bay in the Sörnäinen district of Helsinki.

• 14 July 1909: inauguration of power plant designed by architect Selim A. Lindqvist.

• Expansions and extensions in the 1930's, 40's and 50's.

• 1976: power plant operations discontinued at Suvilahti.

• Early 1980's: power plant converted into a warehouse and exercise facilities for employees of Helsinki Energy.

• 1980's: power plant first used for cultural projects, including KOM Theatre 1981–82 and a film studio.

• 1994: gas production discontinued at Suvilahti.

• 2000's: business activities and photography studios.

• 2007 March–October: mayor’s committee considers future of area.

• 30 October 2007: proposal to transfer administration to Kiinteistö Oy Kaapelitalo.

• 1 January 2008: Suvilahti becomes part of Kaapelitalo’s administration.