Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:47

Highest numbers of housing starts and completed units in ten years

The numbers of housing starts and completed housing units in Helsinki hit record highs in January-March this year: the numbers were the highest recorded in the past ten years. Thus the number of housing units under construction remained at a high level. However, the number of building permits granted was exceptionally low. But according to information released by the Building Control Department, the number of applications for building permits for housing production has been high, and the number of permits granted during the second quarter of the year should equal the average number of permits granted in recent years.

Assessed by the type of home ownership, the housing production of the early 2017 has been marked by a large number of state-subsidized rental units. More Ara rental units have been completed so far this year than during the entire 2016. Assessed by the types of housing under construction, it is evident that the number of new Ara units of the total will level off during the rest of the year.

More than one-fifth of the housing units under construction are located in Jätkäsaari. Housing production is proceeding at a fast pace in the project areas of Kruunuvuorenranta and Kuninkaankolmio, that is, Kuninkaantammi and Honkasuo. The share of large project areas of all project areas is about 45 percent.

In January-March, a total of 1,365 housing units were completed in Helsinki, 1,376 units were started, and permits were granted for 802 units.

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.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 13:40

Oil Silo 468 light artwork is again open to the public

The Oil Silo 468 light artwork welcomes visitors once again. The artwork is built into an old silo of a former oil terminal in the eastern Helsinki district of Kruunuvuorenranta.

Oil Silo 468 is open to the public as follows:

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:58

Itäväylä and Hermannin rantatie to return to their former routes at Kalasatama

Itäväylä and Hermannin rantatie to return to their former routes at Kalasatama

The Itäväylä highway, which has been temporarily rerouted due to construction work on the Kalasatama Centre, namely REDI, will be restored in stages to its former route from 9 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 August 2017. Hermannin rantatie will also be opened to traffic from 1 September 2017.

Vehicle traffic will return to the straightened Itäväylä in the following stages:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 07:59

Metropolia campus to reshape Myllypuro

The Myllypuro campus of Metropolia, Finland’s largest university of applied sciences, is under construction to be completed in 2018–2019.

The foundation stone of the Myllypuro campus of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences was laid in the autumn of 2016. Currently the foundations of a cover for the metro deck are under construction – part of the campus is built on metro train tracks. The work is largely carried out at nighttime in order not to disrupt metro service.