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.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 15:04

    Helsinki Metropolitan Area at MIPIM 2016: Growing fast, Connecting fast

    At HELSINKI–FINLAND stand in MIPIM 2016 March 15–18, in Cannes, France, are represented the Metropolitan Cities Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa as well as the cities of Turku and Tampere together with the corporate partners Senate Properties, Skanska, SRV Group Plc and YIT.

    Helsinki metropolitan area is in the middle of an ambitious transformation. The well-reachable area is one of the fastest growing metropolises in Europe.

  • Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 13:06

    Kalasatama art competition’s finalists selected from 261 entries

    The first stage of the Kalasatama art competition, organised by the City of Helsinki, has now reached completion.

    The general art competition received 261 entries in which entrants had tackled the design assignment in many different ways. The jury selected 12 entries for further development in the next stage of the competition.

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