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, 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.

  • Monday, February 17, 2014 - 14:22

    Helsinki Region Infoshare - 2 years of open public data

    The Helsinki Region Infoshare project opens up public and cost-free information on the Helsinki Region for use by all. Unlocking public data resources will increase citizens’ awareness and understanding about the development of their region, thus improving the conditions of civic participation.

  • Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 10:36

    Renewal of Pasila: Pasila becomes the second centre of Helsinki

    Pasila will become the second centre of Helsinki. The role of Pasila as a key area of commercial construction, a business hub and a media, events and congress neighbourhood is becoming stronger. The upcoming traffic solutions increase the significance of Pasila as a functional and versatile centre and place of residence for the entire country.


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