The annual Housing Fair of Finland will be arranged in Kouvola 12 July – 11 August 2019. The Housing Fair is a major event that showcases the ongoing and future trends in building and interior design.

The Housing Fair will be set up in a new residential area dedicated to the event, where actual houses will be built for the audience to visit. The houses will be built for families that are going to move in after the Housing Fair closes.

For architects, designers and builders, the Housing Fair offers an opportunity to try out new solutions in practice and to present them to a large audience. The event attracts more than 130,000 visitors every year.

The one-month event will be arranged by the Housing Fair Finland Co-op and the City of Kouvola. The Housing Fair is held annually, every year in a different location in Finland.

Housing Fair area located within the historic Russian garrison area

The unique Housing Fair area of Pioneeripuisto will be located within the historic garrison area beside the River Kymijoki. The Russians originally established the garrison to protect the bridge that crossed the river on the rail track between Helsinki and St Petersburg. The building of the garrison area commenced in 1911. What has been preserved to this day of the original garrison are the red brick buildings which are characteristic of the area, and there are also many stories from bygone days, still constituting a significant part of the history of the area.

With the 2019 Housing Fair, the Pioneeripuisto area will convert into a new high-quality residential area and many new stories to tell. The specialty of the Housing Fair arranged in Kouvola is infill development that respects the existing building stock and the surrounding nature.

The rugged riverside sceneries along the adjacent River Kymijoki and long park-like views are part of the identity of the area. In Pioneeripuisto, the forest is a back yard shared by the inhabitants, where the old spruce trees are sure to have a calming effect. It is really worth your while to check all this out!

Housing innovations, trends and information

There are plenty of things to see in the Housing Fair. The fair features architecture, construction, materials, interior decoration, furniture and landscaping.

The objective of the Housing Fair is to improve the quality of housing and housing information in Finland. The event also highlights research concerning construction and housing plus the results and practical applications of this research.

How to get there?

The Housing Fair area is located in Pioneeripuisto, just a 9-minute travel from the centre of Kouvola.
There is a free shuttle bus to the Housing Fair from the Kouvola Railway Station.

Come to the Housing Fair to get to know the relaxed Kouvola situated amidst the natural environment. Become enchanted by the area and be a small piece of the story of Pioneeripuisto.

Further information on the Housing Fair in Kouvola is available at

Updated 15.5.2019