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, June 27, 2014 - 12:28

    Construction work in Pasila centre begins

    The construction of Pasila begins in July–August with street construction and project development in the Central Pasila centre Tripla and its surrounding. The transforming Pasila will be developed into a regionally and nationally significant, modern new city centre.

  • Friday, May 16, 2014 - 08:28

    Helsinki Think Company opens a co-working space at Viikki campus.

    Another Think Company will open its doors at Viikki campus (Latokartanonkaari 3) next fall. Come and decide with us what's it going to be like.

    We're having a plannig workshop on 21.5. at 14.30. Register now.

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 08:49

    Kalasatama’s unique new Internet service

    Helsinki’s new Kalasatama area under development is served by a website for local residents, students, workers and visitors – as well as anyone interested in the area. Called Fisuverkko, “fish net” (modelled after Kalasatama, “fish harbour”), the service eases the everyday lives of residents and promotes interaction between various actors in the area. The service is aimed at assisting Kalasatama service providers and increasing their number. It is aimed at enhancing cooperation between residents and other Kalasatama actors.

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 14:46

    MIPIM 2014 March 11-14, at Cannes France: Helsinki – Finland Smart Choice

    Helsinki is introducing major urban development projects at Stand 21.14-25.07 (Level 01), Palais Des Festival.

    In Helsinki, areas of 250 hectares will be transformed into development projects, creating 4.5 million m² for new residential areas and almost 2.5 million m² for business areas by 2040. This means new homes for 100,000 people and jobs for tens of thousands. In large projects the city is using the newest energy efficient technology together with advanced players in the construction sector.


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