KAIKU CLUB: A closed Nokia factory opened once again

By Barbora Pilná

Helsinki, Finland: If you walked around Kallio on Thursday April 4th, you could see a lot of people entering an industrial area, which used to be closed to for the public (open for VIP guests only). An opening party of a bright new hype club called Kaiku has just begun.

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The sign above an entrance of Kaiku.

Kallio used to be in the outskirts of Helsinki focused on manufacture of objects. Now it’s a trendy part of the town, which local people like to call “our small Finnish Berlin”. A block of factories consisting of a former match factory, a bakery, a factory that made metal bed frames called “heteka” (which were ubiquitous in Finland from 1930s), and a former Nokia factory – set the scene which was firstly chosen by Nokia for VIP parties and last Thursday finally shown to public.

–         Second-story underground sounds for music lovers, that’s how the owners define Kaiku – and the electronic music, lights and white swings on the dance floor prove their words.

Check their Facebook page or just get directions and go there.