Get inspired by art around you
Since the 1990s, Turku Science Park has become a site for many artworks for people to gaze upon. At this website you find information on the public artworks in Turku Science Park and the art collection of Turku Technology Properties.
The development of Turku Science Park into a site for art began in 1995, when The Åbo Akademi University Foundation and The Turku University Foundation donated the sculpture "The World Dance" by Carl-Gustaf Lilius to the two universities. Then, the sculpture made of wire netting depicting a dancing pair was installed in the hall of BioCity, where it hovers above people visiting the building to this day.
Since then, more public artworks have appeared in Turku Science Park in consequence of various projects and competitions. In EduCity, the latest building constructed in the area, art has been integrated into the property from the very beginning. During the construction process, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Turku Technology Properties carried out the KampusART programme, where almost a million euros was used to acquire art to the new campus building.
According to studies, art increases the comfort, appeal and worth of buildings and areas. The artworks of Turku Science Park provoke thoughts, interpretations and inspiration in people working and visiting in the area. They bring human touch and softness to the core of Turku's science and business activities.