What is Puistokatu 4?

Puistokatu 4, also known as a Space for 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 Forum for Environmental Information. 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 initiative is funded by the TAH Foundation and the Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation. The property is owned by TAH Foundation.

Can anyone visit Puistokatu 4?

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 library is open 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 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?

Our library hosts temporary exhibitions. Read more here!

Can I organize an event at Puistokatu 4?

You are welcome to organize your event related to building a more ecologically sustainable future in our rentable spaces. However, please note that we can provide communication and production support only to selected partners.

Can your spaces be rented on weekends?

Yes, on Saturdays! You can find more information about our space rentals here!

Do you offer guided tours of the building?

The house tours will continue on 1 February 2024, after which they will take place on the first Thursday of every month. The tours are in Finnish. A warm welcome!

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 agent membership at Puistokatu 4, attend our events, or simply come and spend time in the open spaces available to everyone!