Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 08:15

Crown Bridges granted first environmental permit

The Regional State Administrative Agencies of Finland granted the City of Helsinki a permit on 5 January 2017 to build two of Kruunusillat – the Crown Bridges – between Nihti and Kruunuvuorenranta, to dredge and fill the local sea area, and to build the necessary structures on shores.

The Finkensilta bridge connecting Nihti (in Sompasaari) and the Korkeasaari island (home of Helsinki Zoo) will be a beam bridge constructed of reinforced concrete and supported by eight piers. The span will be about 300 metres. The Kruunuvuorensilta bridge connecting the Korkeasaari island and the Kruunuvuorenranta area in Laajasalo will be a single-pylon, cable-stayed bridge spanning about 1.2 kilometres.

Construction in accordance with the environmental permit can be commenced once the detailed plan of the area is legally binding.

The Crown Bridges project will give the growing district of Laajasalo in eastern Helsinki a smooth public transport connection to the city centre. The bridges will serve trams, cyclists and pedestrians but no cars. The project involves 10 kilometres of trams lines, a cycling connection, pedestrian paths and plazas.

The project will improve connections in the entire Helsinki region, as it will form an integral part of the region’s public transit rail network and cycling network.

The most visible part of the Crown Bridges project will consist of three new bridges, the longest one of which, the Kruunuvuorensilta bridge, will be the longest bridge in Finland.

 

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City Council approved Crown Bridges project

Kruunuvuorenranta

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.