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: