Last year Kone Foundation acquired the Lauttasaari Manor in Helsinki. At the moment, we are planning the renovation, and the aim is to open the renovated Lauttasaari Manor within two years. Now, when planning is underway, we’d be happy to hear Your ideas and wishes regarding future activities and spaces at the premises.
We believe that in the new premises we will be more capable to advance bold initiatives in reasearch and the arts. Our goal is to make the Lauttasaari Manor an open and flourishing place for encounters and cross-disciplinary interaction.
In addition to the foundation’s office, there will be a space for seminars or other events, and possibilities to present the projects funded by the foundation. We aim to offer a few working spaces for Kone Foundation grant holders, too.
Moreover, the interaction with the surrounding community is important for us. Therefore, the foundation will continue the rental agreement with the Lauttasaari Association, which has its office in the Red Villa, the old main building of the manor.
The values that guide the renovation are openness and the advancement of encounters and interaction, as well as accessibility and the preservation of valuable cultural heritage.
We appreciate if you could use few minutes to fill in the questionnaire.
The information gathered in this questionnaire might also be used in Satu Sirén’s Master’s thesis in Cultural Management (Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences).