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Rumba sculpture in Ruoholahti to be moved to temporary storage

Located in the Ruoholahti district of Helsinki, the Rumba sculpture will be transferred to temporary storage during August. The sculpture was designed by Martti Aiha and is part of Helsinki Art Museum’s collection. It is to be returned to the area after the We Land house developed by NCC has been completed.

 The Rumba sculpture made of black-coated aluminium has been standing 15 metres tall on the Rumbanaukio square in the crossing of Itämerenkatu and Porkkalankatu since 1992.

Its transfer is due to construction preparations kicking off on the lot of the We Land house developed by NCC. The We Land house is an office and business complex designed easy to access and open to public and to be located next to the Cable Factory and the Tanssin talo (Dance House) properties. The construction of We Land is to commence in the autumn. The project is estimated to take three years in total.

“In order to move and transport the sculpture safely, it will be disassembled by using lifting devices, and for this we’ll create a fenced safety area around it. The existing pedestrian ways and cycling lanes on Porkkalankatu will remain in use during the disassembly. The lanes and routes between Porkkalankatu and Itämerenkatu, however, will be limited during the works. After the We Land house has been completed, the sculpture will be returned to the area,” says NCC’s Project Director Timo Henno.

NCC participates in the development of the area in cooperation with the City of Helsinki, JKMM Architects, and the tenants and operators in the area.

For more information, please contact:

Timo Henno, Project Director, NCC Property Development, tel. +358 50 388 3085, timo.henno@ncc.fi

Satu Holm-Jumppanen, Media Relations Manager, NCC, tel. +358 50 305 4718,

satu.holm-jumppanen@ncc.fi

 

https://welandruoholahti.fi/

 

We Land in brief

We Land, Itämerenkatu 25, 00180 Helsinki

  • Architect: JKMM Architects
  • Jobs 2,500, floor area 23,000 m2
  • Bicycle parking for 450 (some with charging), car parking for 190 (all with charging and shared)
  • Aiming at internationally exceptional BREEAM Outstanding certification (the highest available). BREEAM provides certification of the assessment of an asset’s environmental, social and economic sustainability.
  • To be completed in 2023