Feasibility Study in 2016, concept development and master planning phases during spring 2017


Helsinki, Finland


Design Stage


2013 -2020


7640 brm2


City of Helsinki


The Dance House

The Dance House will become the new home of dance and performing arts offering rehearsal and performance space for dance artists in Helsinki.

In 2013-2014 the city of Helsinki commissioned a feasibility study of The Dance House.  The feasibility study was completed in 2016, and the concept development and master planning phases started in spring 2017.

The building will be exceptional by any standard, including a unique design and spatial arrangement embracing a wide variety of different genres of dance culture. The Dance House is designed to be an accessible and welcoming gathering place for the public while providing amenities for high quality performances of other art forms.

The Dance House will be located in Ruoholahti, as part of Cable Factory, the largest cultural center in Finland. The house will be built in the north-east end of the cultural centre Cable Factory. At the same time, the courtyard will be covered with a roof. 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 building itself will be multifunctional and flexible. The aim is to provide the performances and experiences with the best spatial solutions possible. The needs of the performers, technical personnel and the audience are taken into consideration.