Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:21

Jätkäsaari to have a sports park

The Jätkäsaari district of Helsinki will have a sports park, according to a Helsinki City Council approval of 11 October for the proposed project plan. The sports park will improve the sports and recreational opportunities of Jätkäsaari residents and serve as a sports ground for local schools. The northern sections of the park can also be used by schools for their recess activities.

The five-hectare park will have two full-sized football fields with locker rooms and maintenance facilities. One of the fields can be turned into an ice rink in winter. In addition to these fields, the park plan includes an area for versatile physical activities with a grassy area for ball games, smaller sports fields and a skateboarding site. The plan for the sports park addresses the fact that the southern inner city of Helsinki has enjoyed fewer sports services than the rest of Helsinki.

Preconstruction will begin in the spring of 2018. The first phase of the park is scheduled for completion in two years’ time, that is, in the autumn of 2019.

The sports park project is included in the sports facility construction project 2017–2026 approved by the City Council in 2016. The budget for the implementation of the first phase in 2019–2023 is 7.8 million euros. The project plan now approved by the City Council also includes the second phase, and the total funding for the 13-million-euro project will be included in the 10-year investment programme outlined in the 2018 budget proposal.

The sports park is implemented by the City of Helsinki Urban Environment Division, and it will be maintained by the sports services unit of the Culture and Leisure Division.



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.