WeeGee Exhibition Centre is home to five museums, a gallery of modern art, a media art centre as well as a museum shop, and is located in Espoo, the second largest Finnish city after Helsinki. More precisely – in the Tapiola district of Espoo. Tapiola is notable for being one of the first “new town” projects in post-war continental Europe – it was built in 1951. The eastern part of the town of Espoo borders with Helsinki. The WeeGee Exhibition Centre also houses EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art), which is one of the largest museums in Finland. Additionally, for the period of WDC Helsinki 2012, Design Espoo! will be located inside the WeeGee – the central support location, event and exhibition space for the design capital within the town of Espoo. WeeGee is located in the formerWeilin&Göös printing house, built in the 1960s, which gave up its earlier function a decade ago and now serves as a centre for art, design, and various other exhibitions.
Both the Espoo Design! centre and the EMMA museum will host a number of large exhibitions in 2012, the most significant of which have been included in the Arterritory.com selection. This includes theBMW Art Cars project and the Global Nordic Design 2012 exhibition.
The exhibition takes place in Helsinki as the World Design Capital 2012, read more here.