Monday, October 2, 2017 - 09:24

Myllypuro is a success story of urban revitalization

Over the last ten years the eastern Helsinki district of Myllypuro has experienced noticeable growth. The housing types have diversified and services expanded as a result of systematic development efforts.

“The diversification of housing types, including more housing alternatives for families, is an outcome of infill construction. The Wooden Myllypuro area is a good example of this. The area, also thanks to its predominantly wooden houses, expands the image of Myllypuro,” says Helsinki Mayor Anni Sinnemäki.

According to the latest growth estimate, the population of Myllypuro will grow by one quarter in the next ten years, that is, from the current 11,000 residents to approximately 14,500 residents by the end of 2026.

The Myllypuro campus of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, to be completed in 2018–2019, will add 6,000 students to the total. The Metropolia campus will be complemented by another campus for construction studies, which is also expected to attract international interest. The construction campus will educate professionals both at the university of applied sciences level and at the upper secondary school level.

“We naturally hope that the campuses will have a larger favourable effect on the local business and boost private investments,” Sinnemäki says.

For example, the retail chain has approached the City of Helsinki with a site reservation for a new outlet to be included in the Myllypuro city plan. The new building complex could be located in the Ring Road I and Myllypuro Metro station area.

Myllypuro offers services that are also used by people from outside the district. The Liikuntamylly sports hall as well as the other local sports halls and sports fields serve all Helsinki residents. The shopping centre, which was rebuilt a few years ago, and the new health station also serve the residents of the neighbouring districts.

Equal footing and welfare of districts stated in city strategy

Helsinki is committed to enabling an equal development and welfare of all city districts.

“Our goal is to make and maintain Helsinki a city in which all districts are dynamic and pleasing, and in which all residents take ownership of their districts,” Sinnemäki asserts.

She continues, “Helsinki invests in people, services and local development equally in all parts of the city. According to the city strategy, all Helsinki districts should offer the preconditions for good everyday life, functional transport and versatile local services, as well as providing good business conditions.”

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.