About the venue
"The ruggedly beautiful granite fortress in Siltasaari, now the Paasitorni
conference and congress centre, was designed by architect Karl Lindahl, and
opened as the Helsinki Workers’ House, providing leisure activities,
entertainment and education for the workers of Helsinki, in 1908. The building
has been tastefully restored to its former glory, respecting its historic past
yet meeting all the demands made of a modern conference centre."
Paasitorni (web page)
Paasitorni is located in Siltasaari in Helsinki, next
to Hakaniemi square, with excellent transport links. Hakaniemi is served by
several bus routes, trams and the metro. Paasitorni is approximately a
kilometre away from Helsinki’s central railway station, about a 15-minute walk.
Paasitorni on the map
Arriving by metro, tram or bus
Trams 3B, 6 and 9 run from
Helsinki’s main railway station to Hakaniemi square. Trams 1 and 7A also run
from the centre of Helsinki to Hakaniemi.Many buses running from Rautatientori
(the square next to the main railway station, the national theatre
(Kansallisteatteri) side) stop at Hakaniemi. e.g. 62, 68, 71, 75. If taking
the metro from the city centre, you want to get off at Hakaniemi station.
Arriving by air
Paasitorni is 20 km from Helsinki-Vantaa
airport towards the city centre. Buses between Rautatientori in the city
centre and the airport (615, 615T, 615N, 615TK, 615V) stop in Hakaniemi and
the total journey time is about half an hour. The journey from the airport by
taxi takes 20-30 minutes.