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.


Read more:

City Council approved Crown Bridges project


Monday, March 5, 2018 - 14:33

Helsinki Publishes Energy and Climate Atlas on 3D City Model

The 3D atlas is a tool for implementing energy efficiency improvements in buildings

The City of Helsinki has compiled extensive energy-related data on the Helsinki building stock into Energy and Climate Atlas and makes the atlas available as open data. The atlas is executed and visualized on Helsinki’s 3D city information model, which allows easy utilization and further application of the data. The atlas is a part of the toolkit that helps Helsinki to cut carbon dioxide emissions and eventually to reach carbon neutrality.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:27

Digital solutions to put spaces to efficient use

The Flexi Spaces project of the Forum Virium Helsinki innovation unit has created a model to give citizens and communities easy access to various spaces. The model utilizes digital solutions such as smart locks and web-based space reservation and payment platforms. The new model for opening spaces, tested in the Helsinki smart city district of Kalasatama, has been a success.

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.