Welcome to Design Center PROTO!

Design Center PROTO is located in Pikisaari, the island filled with culture, right next to the Oulu city center. Our biggest room is 150m2, has big windows with sea-view and houses varying quality design exhibitions. We also have a design lounge perfect for meetings and remote working. A small design shop has opened in the beginning of December.

We organize diverse events and exhibitions for both design professionals and the public. We are keen to create and facilitate unseen concepts that combine design with different areas of arts and science – and are looking for awesome partners!

If you have a great idea or are looking for a place to host a design-themed event, do not hesitate to contact us. Join our design revolution, let’s create something completely new together! If you’re just looking for a great place to visit in Oulu – you’re welcome, see you soon!

We are open

Thu–Fri 12.00–18.00
Sat 10.00–16.00
Exceptions in opening hours:


On the opening days of the exhibitions the doors will
be open from 16.30 to 19.00.

The next opening day will be 21.3.

Our upcoming exhibitions and events