A fly-through visualisation of Event Centre Satama and the university campus showcases the new buildings of the City Port in virtual reality.
Located in the City Port (Kantasatama) in Kotka, the new Event Centre Satama will join the network of venues across South and South East Finland in the spring of 2023. One of Event Centre Satama’s key functions is to promote the local event and travel industry in the Kotka area. It adheres to the sustainable development policy of the city of Kotka, supporting the local community and well-being as well as contributing to the city’s vitality and appeal in an environmentally conscious way. Event Centre Satama is constructed by Backstaff Oy and operated by Event Centre Kotka Ltd, both subsidiaries of the city of Kotka.
Event Centre Satama’s unique architecture is the work of ALA Architects. The versatile and adaptable facility is equipped with modern event technology, providing an excellent setting for a great variety of events: concerts, exhibitions, trade fairs, sports events,TV productions, conferences and conventions. Accountability, sustainability and a customer-orientated approach are the cornerstones of EventCentre Satama’s operations. Tailoring its services according to need, Event Centre Satama aspires to provide its customers with unforgettable experiences.
City-owned real estate company Kotkan Julkiset Kiinteistöt Oy’s newly-founded subsidiary Backstaff Oy takes on the construction of the event centre.
Sales and marketing company Event Centre Kotka Ltd is founded and its administrative board nominated.
The event centre is named Satama Areena (Event Centre Satama). The name was selected from among the entries submitted by students of the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences in a naming contest.
The construction of Event Centre Satama begins after soil cleanup.
The new event centre to be built in the Kotka City Port now has a name: Satama Areena (harbour arena in English).
In a meeting on 19 November 2020 the Kotka environmental committee granted a building permit for the event centre and the new campus building planned for the City Port area in Kotkansaari.
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Helsinki-based award-winning ALA Architects is responsible for the unique design of Event Centre Satama. ALA Architects specialises in demanding cultural buildings, renovation projects, station design and master planning. ALA Architects approaches its design projects from fresh angles and with innovative solutions.Visit the ALA Architects website
For event organisers
Take a closer look at Event Centre Satama and its functions, logistic solutions, technology and adaptable spaces.
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Project Manager, Backstaff Oy