A special light installation entitled “Emergence” has been commissioned especially for Lux Helsinki. The 10-minute video projection will transform Helsinki Cathedral. The installation is the work of the artist collective Casa Magica and was inspired by the proximity of Helsinki Cathedral to the sea and its position high above the people, “where the clouds and sea merge with each other”.
The Tori Quarter between Helsinki Cathedral in Senate Square and the Market Square is also worth exploring during Lux Helsinki. The restaurants Sunn and Nuevo in the Tori Quarter are participating in the event with special menus.
The Restaurant Sunn is situated right beside Senate Square, so its windows afford a splendid view of Helsinki Cathedral and “Emergence”. The views from the second floor can be enjoyed with a glass of wine or a complete Lux menu that has been inspired by the light installation “Emergence”. The Lux menu [link] is available from 3pm onwards from 4 to 8 January 2013.
During the event, the Aleksi dining hall at the Restaurant Sunn will be transformed into the Lux Living Room, where visitors can enjoy the festival from the best seats in the city. Here you can sip hot drinks or sparkling wines while soaking up the festival atmosphere.
The Restaurant Neuvo on Sofiankatu is also participating in the event with a special menu entitled Lux Helsinki [link]. The restaurant’s cuisine is inspired by the gastronomic regions of Spain.
Inside the courtyard on Katariinankatu visitors will also find the Govinius winter terrace with food and drinks served by Pure Bistro.
At the Kiseleff House, the popup shop of London-based illustrator and designer Klaus Haapaniemi will be open until the end of January.