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)


Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:38

New fast route complements Helsinki cycling network

A new fast cycling route now serves Helsinki cyclists. The route ­runs along the main railway tracks. Called Pohjoisbaana in Finnish, the bikeway connects southern and northern cycling routes in Helsinki. It is a part of the network of bicycle superhighways, that is, bikeways with wide lanes and no or few stops, allowing for higher speeds and smoother rides than regular bikeways.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:07

Four groups chosen to continue to the next stage of the Helsinki High-Rise Design-Build Competition

Helsinki is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. The change in the city is particularly visible in the former harbour and railway areas, which are now undergoing reconstruction to become homes, commercial spaces and business premises. The transformation offers excellent opportunities for property developers.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 15:24

Helsinki High-rise Competition: Second phase competitors announced on 5 October at Expo Real 2017

The Finnish State and City of Helsinki organize the Helsinki High-Rise Competition for the design and construction of the Central Pasila Tower Area located in Helsinki. The competitors behind the proposals chosen for the final stage in the competition will be revealed at Helsinki High-Rise Brunch on October 5th at Expo Real, at Helsinki Finland Stand (B1.320).

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 09:24

Myllypuro is a success story of urban revitalization

Over the last ten years the eastern Helsinki district of Myllypuro has experienced noticeable growth. The housing types have diversified and services expanded as a result of systematic development efforts.

“The diversification of housing types, including more housing alternatives for families, is an outcome of infill construction. The Wooden Myllypuro area is a good example of this. The area, also thanks to its predominantly wooden houses, expands the image of Myllypuro,” says Helsinki Mayor Anni Sinnemäki.