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

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:47

Ten entries for Pasila High-Rise Area Competition

Ten entries were submitted for the first phase of the Helsinki High-Rise Design–build Competition. The purpose of the Competition is to choose a high-quality plan for the implementation of the Pasila high-rise area. The first phase of the competition ended on 16 May.

 – Ten entries is a rather good number for such a comprehensive and demanding object. It tells that Helsinki and Pasila are attractive development objects. It is also a sign of the fact that big investments are interesting, says Executive Director Mikko Aho at the City of Helsinki.

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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:21

World’s first comprehensive city-wide air quality system will be built to Helsinki Region in Finland

World’s best experts to build a unique air quality IoT system to Helsinki. 

The amount of measurement points will at least double in the Helsinki region as a new supplementary air quality network of Vaisala and Pegasor sensors will be installed during the next year. The new system will enable agile and economical way to gather new information about the air quality of the Finnish capital city region.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:20

Plan for Central Pasila railway yard blocks presented to City Council

The blocks of a former railway yard in Central Pasila – Keski-Pasila – will be redeveloped into a dense and an inner-city like residential area, according to a proposed detailed plan for the area, which includes homes to 3,200 residents, about 1,000 jobs, a school and a day care centre.