Olympic toilets repurposed into bars

Underneath a brilliant blue sky, stands Pinehill Terrace's small, redbrick bar building and summer terrace, areas of seating under parasols either side and a green mat underneath them.
Lead text
New public toilets were built in the city for the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Today, two of these toilets have been repurposed for a different recreational activity. Namely they are used as bars.

Pinehill Terrace

Right next to the Olympic Stadium, the toilet building that once resided in the Mäntymäki Square has now been converted into the Pinehill Terrace. The bar's two-storey terrace is often bursting with people, irrespective of whether or not there are events in Töölö sports sanctuaries. Pinehill hosts a lot of high-end events, varying from more alternative music, club events and live gigs. The small interior of the bar is one of the most quaint locations in Helsinki. 
Mäntymäentie 2b

Karaoke Bar Restroom

The public toilet, designed by O. Moberg and P. Aalto for the Olympics on Tehtaankatu 23 in the bustling Punavuori, is now a popular karaoke bar. The original toilet signs for "men" and "women" can still be found as fine detail at the Restroom
Tehtaankatu 23A

There are two other public toilets that were built for the Olympics in Helsinki, but they are not currently in use. One of these is located in Kaivopuisto behind Restaurant Kaivohuone and the other in Meilahti near Seurasaari.

Show image on the left
Off
Show created/updated
On
Show in search dropdown
Off
Teaser text
New public toilets were built in the city for the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Today, two of these toilets have been repurposed for a different recreational activity. Namely they are used as bars.