March 16, 2017

The Dance House is Moving Forward

The long-awaited Dance House project is moving on as the project plans were announced at the Cable Factory on Thursday 16th of March 2017. The illustration shows the location and rough size of the project. 

The construction of the approximately EUR 35 million project is planned to start in the summer of 2018, and is scheduled for completion in 2020.

The feasibility study phase has been completed in 2016. Actual design work will begin in March 2017 with concept development and master planning phases. Neighbors, dancers and tenants at the Cable Factory were invited to participate in this process. By summer 2017 we will know how House of Dance looks like. The construction is planned to start in the summer of 2018.

The illustration shows the location and rough size of the project. The new Dance house will be built in the north-east end of the Cable Factory. In addition, the new Dance House means that the courtyard in Cable Factory will be covered, which allows it to be used in cultural events and activities. The house consists of 5,290 square meters of new building and an old part in the former cable factory building that amounts to 1,550 square meters and will be refurbished. The new part will house a big stage for 700 spectators, a side stage, a rehearsal room and other spaces. The old Pannuhalli basement will become a small stage for Dance House, and the factory will most likely also house a restaurant.

Dance House  is scheduled to be completed in 2020. The project is shared between JKMM Architects and Architecture & Design Talli Oy. The construction consultant is Haahtela-rakennuttaminen Oy.