Sleeping outdoors in an urban environment on Tripla’s green roof

Haaga-Helia’s PasilaHUB project is involved in testing and creating new experiential accommodation solutions in urban environments. Saturday’s panel discussion on outdoor recreation in a growing city can be followed via stream.

Maisemakuvassa on etualalla kasvillisuutta ja takana vaaleita korkeita rakennuksia.
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Suomen Latu – The Outdoor Association of Finland is challenging everyone to sleep outdoors on Saturday 26 August. As part of the event, Mall of Tripla, Sokos Hotel Tripla, Suomen Latu and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences organise an event on the green roof of the Mall of Tripla, where pre-invited people get to spend an unforgettable night under the Helsinki sky. 

– The goal of the Sleep outdoors campaign is to lower the threshold for overnight camping. With the Tripla event, we want to highlight that you can sleep outside even in an urban environment, such as on a balcony, in your own yard or on a terrace, says event specialist Petteri Tiainen from The Outdoor Association of Finland.

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences is participating in the event through the PasilaHUB project. Spending the night on a green roof is part of an experiment in which new experiential overnight solutions are tested and created in an urban environment. Haaga-Helia has invited two tourism influencers to spend the night on the roof.

Follow the stream: a panel discussion on outdoor recreation in a growing city

On Saturday at 6 pm, The Outdoor Association of Finland also organises a panel discussion to discuss outdoor activities in a growing city. The panelists will be the Deputy Mayor of the City of Helsinki Paavo Arhinmäki, the Executive Director of Helsingin Latu and Polku Laura Juga, the Executive Director of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Outdoors association Tapio Lepikkö and the biodiversity expert Riku Lumiaro from the Finnish Environment Institute. Journalist Tom Nylund will join the panelists.

The panel discussion will be streamed and you can follow it on the Sleep Outdoors homepage and on the Outdoor Association's Facebook or YouTube channels. The panel discussion is in Finnish. Media representatives are welcome to follow the panel discussion also at the event venue, Tripla's green roof.

Follow the Sleep Outdoors event under the hashtag #nukuyöulkona. 

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