Friday, April 10, 2015 - 09:15

Preliminary changes to the Helsinki High-rise competition programme

The programme of the Helsinki High-rise competition has been subject to some preliminary changes, based on the feedback received. The most important changes concern the start-up area and the phasing of the competition.

The northern part of the west area will be the new start-up area of the competition. At the same time, the building rights of the start-up area will be almost doubled to 40,000–65,000 floor square metres and the maximum amount of residential floor area increased to 70 per cent of the floor area.

The Helsinki High-rise competition will become a two-phased competition. During the first phase, the competitors will create a draft plan for the entire planning area, but the start-up area and the west area will be emphasised in the evaluation. 

The best 2–4 entries will then be invited to the second phase, during which the competitors will formulate a plan for the west area and a more specific plan for the start-up area. Before groups submit their plan proposals for evaluation in the 2nd phase, the organisers will be prepared to negotiate the terms and conditions of the development agreement.

Further information will be published in June

Further information about the process and the time schedule will be published in June. The competition will start in autumn 2015.

The aim of the Helsinki High-rise competition is to find a high-quality plan for the Pasila Tower Area and a developer at least for the start-up area. The evaluation of the competition entries is based purely on quality criteria. The winner of the competition is committed to developing the start-up area according to the winning plan and to acquiring the building rights at a price agreed upon in advance. The competition is arranged by the City of Helsinki and Senate Properties.

Information about the upcoming competition and about the preliminary changes to the competition programme:

www.helsinkihighrise.fi/

Preliminary changes for the competition programme 4/2015

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.