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

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.