Bicycle route Baana gets Helsinki Hauskemmaksi award
This year's Helsinki Hauskemmaksi award - basically an accolade for making the capital a "more fun place to be" - was given to three laureates, including Helsinki’s new bicycle route Baana, the Helsinki International Film Festival known as Rakkautta & Anarkiaa (”Love & Anarchy”), as well as the Tavastia Club (a popular rock music club in Helsinki) and the people behind it.
The annual arts and music event Art Goes Kapakka gives the awards annually to companies and organisations that have enlivened the city and its cultural life. The awards were given out yesterday, Thursday.
Baana, the new light traffic route opened in June and connecting the West Harbour and the Töölönlahti Bay, was praised as being a solution that has been magnificently implemented, making people’s everyday life easier by providing new space for cyclists and pedestrians.
Rakkautta & Anarkiaa was commended for its excellent and multifaceted repertoire.
The men behind the Tavastia Club, Pekka Görman and Juhani Merimaa, were praised for the determined and persistent way in which they have been managing Tavastia, enlivening Helsinki’s musical life.
Art Goes Kapakka is part of the annual Helsinki Festival, and is held from August 16th to 25th in a total of 33 restaurants around Helsinki, and includes more than 300 events that are free of charge to the public.
Previously in HS International Edition:
Baana, Helsinki´s light traffic route from the West Harbour to Töölönlahti, is to be opened in June (27.2.2012)
Art Goes Kapakka festival to feature fashion this year (8.8.2012)
Art Goes Kapakka Festival´s big drawing cards this year come from abroad (9.8.2011)
Art Goes Kapakka