What is Puistokatu 4?

Puistokatu 4, also known as the House of Science and Hope, is located in Kaivopuisto, Helsinki. It is a place for those building an ecologically sustainable future. The building houses the workspaces of Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation, Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation, and the Environment Information Forum. Additionally, it accommodates over 40 members from various fields of work and research. The venue hosts events open to everyone, and its spaces are available for rent.

The Puistokatu 4 project is funded by Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation and Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation. The property is owned by Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation.

Can anyone visit Puistokatu?

Everyone is welcome to visit our summer courtyard, the library on the first floor, and restaurant Elm! The courtyard and library are open spaces and do not require any purchases.

The 2nd and 3rd floors of the building are workspaces and generally not open to the public. However, it is possible to access these areas during events or guided tours. Stay updated on our event calendar and social media channels to be among the first to know about these opportunities!

What are the opening hours?

The open library is accessible from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Restaurant Elm serves its customers from Monday to Thursday, 11:30 AM to 10 PM, Fridays from 11:30 AM to 11 PM, and Saturdays from 1 PM to 11 PM.

How are restaurant Elm and Puistokatu 4 related?

Elm is a Mediterranean block restaurant opened by the restaurateurs of Restaurant Nolla in the summer of 2022. It operates on the first floor of Puistokatu 4. The restaurant rents its space from the property owner, Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation.

Are there art exhibitions at Puistokatu 4?

Exhibition activities are planned for the lobby and library on the first floor, starting in the autumn of 2023. Puistokatu 4 was opened in the summer of 2022 with the “14 Rooms Spread Throughout the Whole House” exhibition.

Can I organize an event at Puistokatu 4?

You are welcome to organize your event related to building a more ecologically sustainable future in the rentable spaces of Puistokatu 4. However, please note that we can provide communication or production support only to selected partners. You can find more information about space rentals here!

Do you offer guided tours of the building?

Currently, we do not organize regular guided tours. If the situation changes, we will inform on our website and social media channels.

When will you open applications for researcher and practitioner memberships again?

Currently, there are already over 40 researchers and practitioners working in our premises, and unfortunately, we cannot accept more members at the moment. We will reopen the membership application process in late 2023 when the contracts of the first researcher and practitioner members expire.

Can your spaces be rented on weekends?

At present, our spaces are available for rent on weekdays only. However, we are aiming to offer weekend rental options later this year. You can find information about space rentals here!

Is Puistokatu 4 accessible?

Visiting Puistokatu is fully accessible, and the facilities are designed to be inclusive. You can read more about accessibility here!

How can I get involved in the activities at Puistokatu 4?

You can apply for researcher or practitioner membership at Puistokatu 4, attend our events, or simply come and spend time in the open spaces available to everyone!