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.

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:58

    Online survey launched: What would the National Urban Park of Helsinki be like?

    The City of Helsinki is collecting data on the areas and places that residents would like to see included in the potential National Urban Park of Helsinki. The online survey is open to all and will remain available until 17 December 2017.

    The survey can be found at https://app.maptionnaire.com/en/3173.

  • Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:21

    Jätkäsaari to have a sports park

    The Jätkäsaari district of Helsinki will have a sports park, according to a Helsinki City Council approval of 11 October for the proposed project plan. The sports park will improve the sports and recreational opportunities of Jätkäsaari residents and serve as a sports ground for local schools. The northern sections of the park can also be used by schools for their recess activities.

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:38

    New fast route complements Helsinki cycling network

    A new fast cycling route now serves Helsinki cyclists. The route ­runs along the main railway tracks. Called Pohjoisbaana in Finnish, the bikeway connects southern and northern cycling routes in Helsinki. It is a part of the network of bicycle superhighways, that is, bikeways with wide lanes and no or few stops, allowing for higher speeds and smoother rides than regular bikeways.

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:07

    Four groups chosen to continue to the next stage of the Helsinki High-Rise Design-Build Competition

    Helsinki is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. The change in the city is particularly visible in the former harbour and railway areas, which are now undergoing reconstruction to become homes, commercial spaces and business premises. The transformation offers excellent opportunities for property developers.

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