Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:38

City Board approves additions to Helsinki Garden

The Helsinki City Board has approved additions to the planning reservation for the Helsinki Garden project with the provision that Helsinki Ice Hall should be integrated with the project.

Helsinki Garden is a privately funded real estate development project proposed for the Töölö district of Helsinki. Helsinki Garden would comprise various year-round operations serving Helsinki residents. The main operation would be an underground arena. The Helsinki Garden complex proposed to be built around the arena would include restaurants, accommodation services, fitness services and a grocery store.

Helsinki Ice Hall should be renovated and turned into a ball-sports and multi-use arena, and it should be able to support events held in the new main arena. The sale or other handover of the ice hall to the project is under discussion and will be determined separately.

The City Board requires that the necessary auxiliary structures to be placed in the area should be designed to comply with the local natural features and landscape as much as possible. Further planning and execution should minimize any disturbance caused by construction to local football activities and other users of the properties surrounding the site reserved for the project.

Furthermore, the City Board requests the City of Helsinki Sports Services to investigate the costs incurred by the City in the event that Helsinki Ice Hall and its practice hall are no longer available to the City and sports societies at the current rates.

The planning reservation for the Helsinki Garden project in the Eläintarha area of Töölö, granted to the Projekti GH Oy company, was approved in May 2015. The holder of the site reservation has drawn up both transport connections and underground structures on the basis of the winning proposal of an architectural competition for the project. As planning has proceeded, it has become evident that the borders of the reserved site should be re-evaluated in order to be able to proceed with town planning.

A proposal for an alteration to the site reservation decision has been prepared in cooperation with the owners of the surrounding properties, the users of the surrounding properties, the Jääkenttäsäätiö (ice hall) foundation, the Stadium Foundation and the HJK football club.

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 kerrokantasi.hel.fi. 

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