Bruce Oreck

Bruce Oreck

Helsinki is a city with a healing effect. Some cities drain all your energy, but in Helsinki you can recharge more of it.

Bruce Oreck is the former US ambassador to Finland. He has become a well-known figure to the people of Helsinki through the years. Oreck continues to live part-time in Finland now that his ambassadorship is over.

Bruce Oreck's Helsinki is above all a maritime city. 

"When I lived on Manhattan it felt like the rivers were not a part of the city. In Helsinki you cannot escape the sea. It's everywhere. I believe that we have an in-built necessity to be near water." 

Bruce Oreck currently spearheads the development project of the former train shed facility in Helsinki's Vallila district. The venue is due to become a lively and fun hub for urban culture. 

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