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 the TAH Foundation, the Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation, and the Environment Information Forum. Additionally, it accommodates over 60 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 the TAH Foundation and the Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation. The property is owned by TAH 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.
When will you open applications for researcher and agent memberships again?
Currently, there are already over 60 researchers and agents working in our premises, and unfortunately, we cannot accept more members at the moment. We will reopen the membership application process in late 2024.
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, TAH Foundation.
Are there art exhibitions at Puistokatu 4?
Exhibition activities are planned for the lobby and library on the first floor, starting in the spring of 2024. Puistokatu 4 was opened in the summer of 2022 with the “14 Rooms” exhibition.