The former railway engine workshop of the Finnish State Railways (VR) was drawn by architect Bruno Granholm at the end of the 19th Century. Hence the name of the venue. ”Pasilan konepaja” or ”Pasila Workshop”, as it was called in Finnish, was at one time, the third largest employer in Helsinki with approximately 2 500 employees. The area has lain dormant for many years. Now it has been brought to life again. The men behind ”Bruno” are photographers Ilkka Hietala and Jakke Nikkarinen, and they know the place well, since they have had their studio there for over 16 years and wanted to share the beautiful, romantically industrial surroundings with everyone. So, we bid you welcome.
”Bruno” is the scene of a traditional flea market each weekend. It is open Sundays from 10 AM to 3 PM.
The machine shop, where locomotives and railway cars were repaired for decades, has transformed into an indoor market with over 12 500 square feet (1184 m²) and 120 vendor tables.
Table rental is 25 euros, including the table (6×2 ft./180×60 cm) and a clothes rack. You can share the table with a friend. Use this link to rent a table.
If you get thirsty or hungry during your visit, coffee, tea and refreshments are available. Pop-up restaurants are also part of the venue.
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How to get there
Aleksis Kiven katu 17 A,
Thanks to it’s fairly central location, ”Bruno” is easy to reach with public transportation, either tram or bus. That’s also the preferable mode of transport, since parking space is limited and public transportation is more nature friendly.
If you want to come by car, please note that parking is not allowed outside the venue. However, our customers get a special rate from Q-park Elimäenkatu. There is also parking space available next to the old Valtteri flea market, about 200 meters (app. 200 yards) from the venue. During the weekend you may also find free parking space fairly easily on the neighboring streets.
Here’s image that may help.
1.) Sisäänajo: Entrance
2.) Lastaus & purku: Loading and unloading for vendors
3.) Pysäköinti: Parking