The project

Under Lasipalatsi Square, a new art museum will be built with a 2,000 m2 exhibition space. At the same time, the protected Lasipalatsi building will be renewed and protected during construction in the heart of Helsinki. The construction of the subterranean building began in January 2016. The total surface area is 6300 m2, requiring 34,000 m3 of excavation and 14,000 m3 of excavation work.

The special features of the project have been the extremely busy urban environment and the protection of the historical Lasipalatsi building. 

Lasipalatsi Square is located in the heart of Helsinki. The museum will start operating in 2018.