Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:31

Construction of main Jätkäsaari park to begin

The construction of the main park to be built in the new Jätkäsaari district will begin during the summer. The first part of Hyväntoivonpuisto – “park of good will” – to be constructed is the section between the streets of Juutinraumankatu and Rionkatu. In addition, landfill and earthmoving work will be conducted in the southern part of the park area.

Hyväntoivonpuisto will be the principal green area in Jätkäsaari. It has been designed to be a durable and first-rate urban park. The goal of the park design has been to build an appealing recreational area in this dense city district.

The park will serve both as an area for recreation and as a green environment for the pedestrian and cycling route through the new residential area. The park will also include diverse activities for residents. The park has been designed as a pleasant neighbourhood green area that residents will perceive as a safe and an attractive place.

The routes inside the park will be accessible, and so will be the passages to local streets and the streets of Välimerenkatu and Länsisatamankatu. The main transport route of the park will be a local pedestrian and cycling route running from one end of the park to the other, connecting the Ruoholahti area to the seashore.

The park contractor is the City of Helsinki construction company Stara.

The first construction phase will take place in 2017–2018, after which the park will be built further in sections.

Park plan (pdf)


Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 14:12

Global study: In Helsinki startups are born global and won’t be left to survive alone

Our geographical location may be a little remote and there’s room for improvement with the weather, too, but Helsinki has long had reason to be proud of its startup field. Global success stories, such as Supercell and Rovio, were created here together with Slush, the largest startup event in Europe, and FiBAN, one of the strongest business angel networks in Europe.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 09:17

A kilometre-long art wall planned for Hernesaari construction site

The City of Helsinki is planning a kilometre-long art wall for the future Hernesaari construction site. The construction of a new residential area in Hernesaari will begin next year with the demolition of warehouse halls. The wall will separate the demolition and construction site from the street and waterfront area.

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:47

Ten entries for Pasila High-Rise Area Competition

Ten entries were submitted for the first phase of the Helsinki High-Rise Design–build Competition. The purpose of the Competition is to choose a high-quality plan for the implementation of the Pasila high-rise area. The first phase of the competition ended on 16 May.

 – Ten entries is a rather good number for such a comprehensive and demanding object. It tells that Helsinki and Pasila are attractive development objects. It is also a sign of the fact that big investments are interesting, says Executive Director Mikko Aho at the City of Helsinki.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:47

Highest numbers of housing starts and completed units in ten years

The numbers of housing starts and completed housing units in Helsinki hit record highs in January-March this year: the numbers were the highest recorded in the past ten years. Thus the number of housing units under construction remained at a high level. However, the number of building permits granted was exceptionally low.