Discovering Helsinki: Mothership of Work

In the first post of my new series, Discovering Helsinki, I’m introducing you to Mothership of Work, also known as MoW, which is a red brick building from the 50s in Punavuori, pretty much in the center of Helsinki, that rents out office space for businesses. MoW describes itself as a “coworking hub for creative pros”. They provide work spaces but also arrange events, which is how I found out about it in the first place. In my previous job, we had a special day arranged at MoW, and below is a little taste of what we got to enjoy during the course of the day.

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They organized presentations by experts in robotics, artificial intelligence, and more (how COOL is that!) for us, but we also got a tour of the building and did group work (which reminded me of school… in a good way).

I was most drawn to the casual, creative vibe of the place: graffiti on the walls, couches everywhere – yes, please! Sound-proof booths for making phone calls – HECK YEAH! I even spotted a popcorn machine in the kitchen area. I would assume that the sharing the building with lots of different professionals is also a great way to network if you’re into that sort of thing. MoW has six floors including restaurant and bar Publik, a sauna and an inner courtyard, so there is plenty of space for everyone.

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During the breaks between presentations and other program, we tried on virtual reality goggles (while the roller coaster was kind of cool, I’d still rather pay for an amusement park ticket) and watched a mini version of the statue of David being 3D printed.

Mothership of Work seems like a great way to have a work space in the center of town without having to shell out money for a big office. The Mothership opened in 2016 but now they have also a new space, MOW Stargate, which opened in Ruoholahti last year.

Have you discovered any new, exciting places in your home town?