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, December 15, 2017 - 07:45

    Helsinki as Testbed for Pioneering Urban Air Quality System

    The first-ever citywide system provides crucial understanding to help solve urban air quality problems

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 09:47

    Public transport terminal to go under construction in Pasila

    Preparatory construction work for the new Pasila public transport terminal will get underway on the Pasila bridge in December 2017. The work comprises the broadening of the Pasila bridge and a renovation of the bridge’s eastern end. The new terminal will be located in front of the Pasila rail station entrance. The work will cause only minor disruptions to traffic at first, but disruptions will increase in the summer and autumn of 2018. The project will be completed in 2019.

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 09:27

    Helsinki Metro Expands with Landmark Stations

    The subway system now serves the Helsinki metropolitan area with eight new stations
     
    Helsinki, Finland – A long-awaited extension of the Helsinki metropolitan subway system, the Metro, opened to passenger service on December 18, 2017. The extension comprises eight stations, each distinguished by original design by Finnish architects.
     

  • 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.

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