Kalasatama Urban Lab

Kalasatama Urban Lab

The entire district of Kalasatama is a laboratory for new solutions piloted in Helsinki, and the Kalasatama Urban Lab space located in REDI shopping centre offers a place for stakeholders’ events and networking.

Kalasatama Urban Lab is a cosy co-creation space where the developers and residents of the district can organise meetings, workshops and events. The space can be requested for meetings or events promoting smart and climate-friendly life and the development of Kalasatama or the entire Helsinki.

Kalasatama Urban Lab showcases both agile pilots implemented in Kalasatama and the infrastructure supporting smart solutions and climate neutrality as well as smart living innovations built on top of it. The space has been widely used as a showroom of smart city development in Helsinki for both national and international visitors and media.

Kalasatama Urban Lab is an arena for smart events

The space accommodates 15–30 persons for meetings and workshops, and up to events for 60 persons. It is equipped with large whiteboards, workshop supplies and furniture that can be moved to fit the needs of different types of events. Event organisers can also make use of the Lab’s kitchen as well as the 65“ presentation screen and sound system.

Kalasatama Urban Lab is an independently used “super flexi-space” equipped with a smart lock. The space has been used for researching additional services and new solutions related to utilisation and motoring of shared spaces. Each event organiser is responsible for leaving the space in a good condition for the next user.

How to book Kalasatama Urban Lab

Stakeholders of Smart Kalasatama and residents of the area are welcome to request the space for independent use from Smart Kalasatama Project Planner Mette Hiltunen.

Office hours: take a look at the booking calendar here. If you’re interested in booking the space for organising an event during the day, please be in contact by e-mail.

Evenings and weekends: residents and housing companies in Kalasatama can ask for reservation access through Flextila service for booking the space.

Please get familiar with the user manual of Kalasatama Urban Lab before your reservation.

How to get to Kalasatama Urban Lab

Further information:

Mette Hiltunen
Project Planner
Forum Virium Helsinki
te. +358 (0)40 743 6550


Photo: Ruska Tapiovaara

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