TUT celebrates together with Tampere IlluminationsThe 50th Tampere Illuminations opens on 23 October with artist Kari Kola’s breathtaking light installation “Koski”, which also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Tampere University of Technology as partner of Tampere Illuminations.
The light installation spreads out on both sides of Tammerkoski rapids.
The installation bathes the rapids with stark colours, highlighting the conflict between nature and architecture. When the International Year of Light opened in Paris, the UNESCO building was lit by Kari Kola’s “Light is Here” installation.
Opening ceremony of Tampere Illuminations in Koskipuisto Park at 19:00 on Friday, 23 October
- Speech by Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Mayor of Tampere
- Greetings from Essen
- "Koski" light installation by Finnish artist Kari Kola
- Fire & pyro show and fireworks – Flamma in collaboration with Flow Effect and Special FX
- The new light displays and the light gallery are lit
- The programme also includes a light-themed surprise designed by Näpsä Crafts School!
The audience can watch the show along the eastern banks of the Tammerkoski rapids in the middle of Tampere city centre. The Patosilta and Hämeensilta bridges will also offer a great view of the displays. The western side of Koskipuisto park will be reserved for the performers.
The opening ceremony of Tampere Illuminations is organized by the Promoting Tampere Association.
TUT celebrates 50th anniversary
The year 2015 marks an important milestone for Tampere University of Technology. The University turns 50 and commemorates the anniversary with a series of events and activities running throughout the year. The festivities culminate with Technology Days on 22-24 October. The event brings together Finland’s brightest minds to discuss the latest developments in science and technology and is intended for the general public.
Light has been selected as the theme of the anniversary year. As the symbol of life and hope, it reflects the promise that science and technology hold for addressing many of today’s global challenges.