This is Sofia

The history and future of Sofia


Sofia Helsinki is located in the heart of Old Helsinki, next to Senate Square and within the atmospheric Torikorttelit complex. Sofia was crafted in a culturally significant building, designed by architect Lars Sonck in 1913, as well as the adjoining Kiseleff House. Stockmann was housed in these buildings for their first 50 years.


Sofia Helsinki is a new urban center for creative work and good life. The spaces and services at Sofia are designed for urbanizes, creatives and travelers. The 3,000-square-metre venue has co-working spaces, a restaurant, wine bar, tea house, weekly concerts, talks and panels. Our goal is to have an active community of 300 to 400 creatives. We want to help make Torikorttelit and the Senate Square more lively and utilized by the people of Helsinki.