ASM Global, the world’s largest producer of entertainment experiences, and Suvilahden Areena Oy have announced an unprecedented alliance to lead the future transformation of the historic Hanasaari Power Station, a Helsinki icon built in 1909.
The duo’s goal is to preserve as much of the legendary historic building as possible, incorporating the local culture and environment, along with a modern plaza and festival area into the development.
ASM Global will play a major role in the music and live entertainment space while also evaluating the addition of large-scale sports programming.
Chris Bray, President of ASM Global Europe, said: “Hanasaaren voimala is a big step for ASM Global in Finland. We already have a strong presence in Scandinavia and have recently been expanding our operations in Helsinki, including Kulttuuritalo. We believe in this through our unparalleled global network For it, we will bring the world’s most famous acts and artists to fans in Helsinki.
“The location of Hanasaaren Voimala is exceptional. The opportunity to create a new waterfront arena and entertainment centre, with a festival area and an urban cultural project, is very exciting.
According to Timo Nieminen, CEO of Suvilahden Areena Oy: “Cooperation with ASM Global strengthens the credibility of our project. We can benefit from ASM Global’s experience and best practices regarding event space management. Basing the project on strong insights and experiences is a fundamental requirement for a financially viable enterprise.” ”
“We are now waiting for the development reserve to be granted by the City Council. Our goal is to undertake a planning process in collaboration with key stakeholders from the district, the local region and the City of Helsinki to create a new type of urban cultural centre.
ASM Global’s Stockholm Live operates seven venues in the capital alone, and in May announced an operational agreement with Helsinki Cultural Centre.
About ASM International Company
ASM Global is the world’s largest producer of entertainment experiences. The company is a global leader in space strategy and management and events, providing locally designed solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver excellent results for space owners. The company’s network of elite venues spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 350 of the world’s finest event venues, including arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues and convention and exhibition centers such as the Moscone Centre, in San Francisco; The International Criminal Court, in Sydney, Australia; Olympia London; Shenzhen World in China; and P&J Live, in Aberdeen, UK.
About Sovilahden Arena Oy
Suvilahden Areena Oy is a privately owned Finnish development company that applied to the Helsinki City Council for development reservation in March 2023, with the aim of analyzing the feasibility of constructing a multi-purpose cultural and events arena in the Hanasaari Power Station area, located in Suvilahti, Helsinki. suvilahdenareena.fi.
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