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, September 28, 2016 - 13:39

    Helsinki Metropolitan Area at EXPO REAL 2016: Growing fast, Connecting fast

    At HELSINKI FINLAND stand in EXPO REAL 2016, October 4–6 in Munich, 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, SRV Group Plc and YIT Construction Ltd.

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

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:35

    Helsinki to Build Landmark Bridge for Public Transportation

    The Crown Bridges including Finland’s longest bridge will serve streetcars but no cars

    Helsinki, Finland – The Crown Bridges will be a series of three bridges in Helsinki for a new streetcar line linking the city center with eastern suburbs across a central Helsinki water body. The bridges will also serve cyclists and pedestrians.

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:16

    Proposal for Helsinki’s new city plan moves to decision-making

    The Helsinki City Board considered the new Helsinki city plan at its meeting on 19 September and will continue the consideration on 17 October.

    The proposal for the city plan, presented by Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemäki, was the same as the proposal approved unanimously by the City Planning Committee earlier. The final decision on the city plan will be made by the City Council later in the autumn.

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 11:34

    Oil Silo 468 welcomes the public in September-October

    Helsinki residents and visitors will have the opportunity to visit Oil Silo 468 in the Kruunuvuorenranta district on three weekends in September-October. Oil Silo 468 is a steel silo that has been turned into a light artwork and a venue for special events. Admission is free on the open-house weekends.

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