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).

The Finnish State and City of Helsinki are organizing a Competition for the design and construction of the Central Pasila Tower Area located in Helsinki. The Competition is an architectural Competition, which includes transfer of property on terms and conditions of development agreement, negotiated during the Competition.

The purpose of the Competition is to choose a high-quality plan, which includes 150 000–200 000 square metres of residential, office and commercial floorspace, which can serve as a basis for zoning and implementation. The Competition aims at finding of a buyer and executor for 40 000–65 000 floor square metres Start-Up Area, located in the western part of the Tower Area.

The winner will be selected based on city planning criteria. The economic operator who has drawn up qualitatively the best design solution shall have the right and obligation to purchase the building rights of the Start-Up Area at unit prices specified in Competition programme, and implement the complex according to its plan.

During the Competition, it is also possible to agree that the organizers and the winner of the Competition undertake to negotiate the implementation and redemption of the properties located to the South of the Start-Up Area, after starting construction of the first tower in Start-Up Area.

Read more: Helsinki High-rise Competition

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 - 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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 14:53

Helsinki Pioneers Smart City Solutions in mySMARTLife Project

Helsinki along with two other European Lighthouse cities have reached a three-year implementation stage in the mySMARTLife project 2016–2021 to cut energy use by 10–20 percent in the project’s target areas. The cuts will be realized with commercial-scale smart solutions for buildings, mobility and urban infrastructure. Helsinki’s plans include an autonomous bus line for regular service and offering data produced by new technologies as open data.