Thank you and goodbye from 2011 Corner
2011 Corner, the meeting place of the Capital of Culture by the river Aura, closed its doors on 22 December. The Corner hosted the information point, café, Design Shop, support service for 2011 projects and the Lippupiste ticket office, which has already stopped operating on the premises.
In its two-plus years of existence, the Corner attracted 230,150 visits and proved its worth among city residents and tourists alike.
Projects of the Turku 2011 programme were able to use the Corner’s office hotel and meeting room facilities free-of-charge, and also received support in the production of the events through things like the issue of permits and practical arrangements. Volunteer activities were also co-ordinated from the Corner.
The Corner’s Design Shop served as a project shop in which various designers and manufacturers displayed their products for a few months at a time. In total, 15 collectives and individual producers sold their products there. Manilla-Muuntamo took over Desing Shop for the rest of the year.
The Corner Café was run by Harito Oy.
The Turku 2011 Foundation’s rental agreement for the premises will terminate at the end of the year.