A multifunctional and modern venue
Situated in the eastern harbour of Mariehamn, Alandica is a great venue for a science fiction convention. The Danish architecture bureau Kjaer & Richter designed the building with modern functionalism and inspiration from the islands and red rocks of the archipelago.
Alandica is located very centrally, within easy walking distance from most hotels, shops, and restaurants. The panorama windows look east, to the Turku archipelago with its almost 7,000 islands. The entrance foyer with a high ceiling and glass walls facing the waterfront, is where the bar is located. The upper floor offers a smaller foyer, also with a bar and the same striking view!
The main auditorium seats 600 people in theatre seats, with fine acoustics. The second largest hall has seating for 200 people, with foldable chairs can be hidden into the wall for flexibility. In addition, there are several smaller rooms that seat 12–50 people, equipped with modern AV technology.
All rooms offer a sea view. Just across the street is Hotel Arkipelag, the main hotel for the convention’s members and the site of Åland’s casino. On the other side of the street corner are two of Mariehamn’s most popular restaurants, Indigo and Dino’s Bar & Grill.