Central Pasila competition approved by City Council
The Helsinki City Council approved at its meeting of 18 January the principles of an architecture and implementation competition and site handover conditions for the future high-rise area of Keski-Pasila (Central Pasila). The goal of the competition is to produce a high-quality plan to serve as the basis of zoning for housing, offices and commercial space in the high-rise area.
The competition area is located just south of the Pasilansilta bridge. To the north of the area is the construction site of Tripla, the central city block of Pasila.
The architecture competition will be executed in two stages. The first stage of the competition will produce a layout for the entire area covered by the competition. Competitors selected to the second stage will be requested to produce a more detailed plan for the western section the area.
Another goal of the competition is to find a contractor for the first section of implementation comprising 45,000–60,000 square metres of floor area. The winner of the competition shall purchase the building rights for previously announced unit prices and implement the construction in accordance with the plan.
The competition will be completed in the autumn of 2018. The detailed plan for the area is scheduled for completion in 2020, after which construction can go under way. Total building rights in the high-rise area are expected to be for 150,000–200,000 square metres of floor area.
At its meeting of 18 January, the City Council also approved an additional budget of 26 million euros for the renovation of Helsinki Olympic Stadium, which raises the total cost of the renovation incurred by the City to 130.5 million euros. The Finnish Government finances the renovation with an equal sum.
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