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.

The frame of the campus building is under construction. The first section of the building will be completed in the summer of 2018 and the whole campus in August 2019.

The campus is built for Metropolia by the City of Helsinki. The project is divided into two separate contracts comprising construction and building technology. The main contractor is YIT Rakennus Oy. 

Campus to increase Myllypuro occupants by half 

The Myllypuro campus will house Metropolia’s operations in the fields of social services, health care, construction and real estate, as well as university management and centralized services. All in all, the campus will bring to Myllypuro 6,000 students and 500 employees. Myllypuro is today home to 12,000 people. 

The campus will create an open network of learning in the area.  

Myllypuro campus in a nutshell 

  • Total floor space 56,000 square metres, out of which 41,000 square metres in active use
  • Developer: Kiinteistö Oy Myllypuron kampus / City of Helsinki
  • Cost estimate: EUR 165 million
  • Completion: July 2018 and August 2019
  • Main architect: Rainer Mahlamäki. Architects: Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects and Lehto Peltonen Valkama Architects 

Other construction projects in Myllypuro 

  • Residential construction continues in the western part of the area dedicated to wooden buildings; the eastern part is finished.
  • 244 right-of-occupancy and ARA rental housing units are under construction in the power plant area east of Ring Road I. Sites for single-family houses are sold and leased according to demand.
  • Two ARA rental apartment buildings and one right-of-occupancy residential building are under construction on Lallukantie, to be completed from the autumn of 2017 onwards. Sites for single-family houses are sold and leased according to demand.
  • 91 right-of-occupancy units north of the Alakivenpuisto park will be completed in the spring of 2018.
  • The Myllypuro school upper grades and comprehensive school will be expanded into one comprehensive school; construction will go underway in 2019.
  • A large day care centre to replace Day Care Centre Neulanen will go under construction in 2018. A renovation of the Myllypuro service centre will go underway in 2018.
  • Opportunities for building student housing in the vicinity of the Myllypuro campus are investigated.
  • Planning of Karhunkaataja is underway. The area is being planned with housing for 3,600 residents along the future rapid-transit light rail line.


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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.

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.

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.