On the second evening of the symposium, the participants will have the opportunity to enjoy sauna (optional) and dinner in one of the 180,000 islands of Finland.
Ravintola Uunisaari is an attractive restaurant and café with a sun terrace and two saunas on Uunisaari island just in front of Kaivopuisto Park. The main building was renovated in 1999 under the supervision of the National Board of Antiquities. Red brick walls create a warm and festive atmosphere.
The symposium will take place at Porthania, in the city center campus of the University of Helsinki.
Completed in 1957, the Porthania building was named after Henrik Gabriel Porthan, a professor at the Royal Academy of Turku. The building is one of the major works of architect Aarne Ervi. Many of the technical solutions were brand-new: for example, concrete elements had never before been as extensively used in Finland. The preservation of the original architecture was the goal of a renovation completed in 2006. Those in the building can move within the Hirvi city block all the way to the Helsinki University Library without going outside.
On the first evening of the symposium, a reception for the symposium participants will be organized at the Vanha Raatihuone (Old Town Hall) also called Bockin Talo (Bock House).
The Vanha Raatihuone is one of the neoclassical buildings adjacent to Senate Square. It was built in 1763 by merchant Gustav Johan Bock. From 1816 to 1819, the house underwent major expansions and modifications; adding a wing to it and transforming it into the Empire style.