The Kangasala Arts Centre
The Kangasala Arts Centre is a modern cultural centre located in the Kangasala city centre, a 20 minutes drive from Tampere.
The main space is a 290-seat concert hall, a multi-purpose auditorium for music, theatre, film and other performances.
The centre also houses the Kimmo Pyykkö Art Museum with changing exhibitions, an art gallery, and meeting facilities for Kangasala’s City Council and Town Board.
The programme consists of conserts of classical and popular music, visual arts, theatre, cinema, dance and literature. Events are also provided for children and youth.
Kangasala Arts Centre, inaugurated in January 2015, combines several functions innovatively, in true Finnish fashion. The canyon-like foyers with streaming staircases link (and separate) the functions grouped into separate entities. Carefully considered views of the outside surroundings interestingly punctuate the rhythm of the interior.
From the outside, Kangasala Arts Centre is a monolithic, boulder-like shape. The huge, rust-coloured exterior conceals a variety of light-coloured foyers creating ‘canyons of light’, a striking and essential contrast.
The building has won several awards for its architecture.