Helsinki New Horizons

New areas for business and living

In the forthcoming decades, Helsinki will expand faster than ever before, with the construction of a variety of apartments, offices, kindergartens, schools, parks, streets and recreation areas. The City of Helsinki aims to build quality neighbourhoods where people can enjoy both work and leisure. The recent construction of a new cargo harbour in a different location some distance away from the city centre has provided the opportunity to develop the site of the former old port and railway yard area for other uses, radically altering the appearance of Finland’s capital.

  • Life & leisure

    With the construction of a number of new districts around town, the City of Helsinki is placing great emphasis on providing leisure activities to enhance the lives of all future residents.

  • Business

    The transformation of Helsinki’s old ports and railway yards is providing exciting opportunities for construction companies, investors and for businesses in need of modern premises in excellent locations.

  • Environment

    The efficient use of energy and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is an extremely important consideration in the planning of new areas in Helsinki, and also with developing the public transport system.

  • Friday, August 26, 2016 - 08:09

    City Board approves Crown Bridges, Council to vote 31 August

    The Helsinki City Board has approved the project plan for Kruunusillat – Crown Bridges – and the plan proceeds to the City Council, which will vote on it on 31 August. The project plan comprises the construction of a tram connection between the Helsinki city centre and Laajasalo and three new bridges. The City Board voted for the proposal 13–2.

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 07:58

    Helsinki aims at 6,000 new dwellings per year

    The City of Helsinki has set a goal of no less than 6,000 new housing units built in the city annually. The number should go up to 7,000 units by 2019. The goal will be confirmed in the housing and land use programme to be approved by the Helsinki City Council at its meeting of 22 June.

    The programme defines the direction of the City’s housing policy. The goal is ambitious, as the number of new housing units has remained below 5,000 in recent years.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 13:18

    Kalasatama is following in the footsteps of the world’s trendiest dockland areas

    Kalasatama is not the only former port and industrial zone that is transforming into a trendy and diverse residential area.

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 08:44

    Kalasatama hub REDI built around the clock

    Helsinki metro riders are able to survey the construction of the Kalasatama district from a prime vantage point. The excavation underneath the metro bridge has expanded fast at the site of REDI, that is, the hub of Kalasatama.

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