The Amos Rex
We're really excited to bring #DTTT Global in the new Amos Rex! 😀 Only a few elegant functionalist buildings such as Bio Rex Lasipalatsi (glass palace) remain in Europe. Today, Lasipalatsi is a restaurant, cafe and meeting place known throughout the city.
The building represents pure functionalism at its best: a movie theatre with its foyer, a dining room with halls and cafeterias, a winter garden, business spaces that you could see through and bright glass surfaces, glossy surfaces, metallic poles, bright wall surfaces with paintings and large glass surfaces – all a sight to be seen in their time. The glass palace was originally intended to be a temporary building for about ten years until the final city plan was completed. The temporary bazaar type building was a sight to be seen once completed. Its open and light filled spaces were an attraction that drew people from afar. The designers of Lasipalatsi were architectures students Viljo Revell, Niilo Kokko and Heimo Riihimäki, still at the beginning of their careers.
Lasipalatsi was renovated and restored to its original splendor in 1998 and in September 2013, Föreningen Konstsamfundet proposed to the City of Helsinki that a new Art Museum be built in Lasipalatsi and Lasipalatsi Square.
The Amos Rex museum’s construction and Lasipalatsi’s repairs began in January 2016 (Design by JKMM Architects). Amos Rex is to become a cultural centre, consisting of the old Lasipalatsi, the BioRex cinema and the exhibition space under the Lasipalatsi Square. Bio Rex at Lasipalatsi is an event and function space in the centre of Helsinki. Bio Rex at Lasipalatsi is part of the Amos Anderson Art Museum’s Amos Rex.
You can easily reach Lasipalatsi Bio Rex by public transport: trams, buses and metro stops are within a few hundred meters of Lasipalatsi. Additionally, you can come with your own car, pay parking spaces can be found in downtown car parks such as the Eliel or Forum parking garage. Overall, Helsinki has a well working public transport system consisting of bus, tram, metro, local railway and ferry services. Check the routes and timetables in real time from Journey Planner - a service provided by HSL to the users of the Helsinki metropolitan area.
How to get there?
Address: Bio Rex at Lasipalatsi, Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki
Helsinki Central Railway Station (Kaivokatu 1) is just a 5 minutes walk from Lasipalatsi.
The closest metro station is Central Railways Station. Check the timetables in real time.
Lines 1, 2, 4 and 10 stop in front of Lasipalatsi (the stop is also called Lasipalatsi, address Mannerheimintie 9)
There are plenty of taxi stands all over the city. Helsinki taxis accept the most common credit cards.