Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 09:22

Children of Laajasalo to have a new day care centre

The southeastern early-education district of Helsinki will have more space for the needs of day care and early education. A new day care centre to replace Day Care Centre Yliskylä being built at Köökarinpolku 1 will provide day care to 232 children a bit more than a year from now.

With this new construction project, the City of Helsinki prepares for the increasing needs for day care in Laajasalo and the nearby district of Kruunuvuorenranta, which is now under construction. The goal is to secure sufficient and timely early education services for the families of the growing area. The services can be easily reached by public transport.

Flexible spaces for diverse uses

Day Care Centre Yliskylä now offers day care for more than one hundred 1–6 -year-olds. The new day care centre is located at the same site adjacent to the current centre. The current building will remain in service until the new building is completed in the spring of 2018, after which the old building will be demolished.

The new building complies closely with zero-energy goals: the design maximizes the utilization of free energy from renewable sources, relying on solar and geothermal energy. The spaces will be multimodal learning environments catering for diverse uses.

Construction went underway in mid-April, and excavation and blasting will continue through mid-May. The construction site is separated from the neighbouring areas with high fences throughout construction. The pedestrian and cycling path on Köökarinpolku passing through the back of the site is closed during blasting.

The site of the new day care centre on the map

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 13:35

Hakaniemenranta idea competition entries displayed online and at Laituri

The planning of the Hakaniemenranta area of Helsinki proceeds with an idea competition. All competition entries are now on display and can be commented on until 28 February in the City of Helsinki online feedback service 

The competition entries can also be seen until 23 February at the information and exhibition space Laituri at Narinkka 2 in Kamppi.

The feedback on the ideas for Hakaniemenranta will be compiled for use by the competition jury. The jury will select the winner in the spring.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:12

Karting, Latin dance and technology – a second city underground

Increasingly versatile spaces are situated in a Helsinki that is getting more densely built over time. Thanks to underground building, building land above ground is spared for other purposes.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 15:42

Partial city plan for Hernesaari

The City Council has approved a partial city plan – a strategic long-term land use plan – for the Hernesaari waterfront area and surrounding sea areas south of Matalasalmenkuja. The new plan enables the necessary town planning to assign housing, jobs, harbour operations and parks to Hernesaari. The plan includes one new quay for cruise ships in addition to the current two quays. Plans for the marina include operations related to boat maintenance and storage as well as a guest marina.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:38

The Port of Helsinki takes the top spot among European passenger ports

Helsinki is the number one general port for international freight traffic in Finland