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, December 15, 2017 - 07:45

Helsinki as Testbed for Pioneering Urban Air Quality System

The first-ever citywide system provides crucial understanding to help solve urban air quality problems

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 09:47

Public transport terminal to go under construction in Pasila

Preparatory construction work for the new Pasila public transport terminal will get underway on the Pasila bridge in December 2017. The work comprises the broadening of the Pasila bridge and a renovation of the bridge’s eastern end. The new terminal will be located in front of the Pasila rail station entrance. The work will cause only minor disruptions to traffic at first, but disruptions will increase in the summer and autumn of 2018. The project will be completed in 2019.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 09:27

Helsinki Metro Expands with Landmark Stations

The subway system now serves the Helsinki metropolitan area with eight new stations
 
Helsinki, Finland – A long-awaited extension of the Helsinki metropolitan subway system, the Metro, opened to passenger service on December 18, 2017. The extension comprises eight stations, each distinguished by original design by Finnish architects.
 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:58

Online survey launched: What would the National Urban Park of Helsinki be like?

The City of Helsinki is collecting data on the areas and places that residents would like to see included in the potential National Urban Park of Helsinki. The online survey is open to all and will remain available until 17 December 2017.

The survey can be found at https://app.maptionnaire.com/en/3173.