September 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 13:30

The Central Library project is ready for decision-making – the spirit of the storehouses and the freedom to do will be incorporated in the library

The project plan for the Helsinki Central Library is now complete and the decision-making process begins. The project plan will be processed by the Cultural and Library Committee on 16 September and then by the Real Estate Committee in the course of autumn. After processing by the committees, the project plan will progress to the City Board and next year to the City Council.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:09

Development of a landmark wooden city quarter in Jätkäsaari moves on

The planning of the Wood City project in Jätkäsaari has reached an advanced stage, and parts of this city quarter making extensive use of wood have already entered the implementation stage. Planning goes on for the projected office, hotel and commercial section.

August 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:22

Kalasatama residents to obtain a green public living room of their own

The construction of the largest park in the new Kalasatama district will begin next year. The park, named Kalasatamanpuisto (Kalasatama Park), will stretch from the Kulosaari bridge to the Sompasaari basin. The park will serve the area as a green public living room where residents can organize various events.

June 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:28

Construction work in Pasila centre begins

The construction of Pasila begins in July–August with street construction and project development in the Central Pasila centre Tripla and its surrounding. The transforming Pasila will be developed into a regionally and nationally significant, modern new city centre.

May 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 08:28

Helsinki Think Company opens a co-working space at Viikki campus.

Another Think Company will open its doors at Viikki campus (Latokartanonkaari 3) next fall. Come and decide with us what's it going to be like.

We're having a plannig workshop on 21.5. at 14.30. Register now.

March 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 08:49

Kalasatama’s unique new Internet service

Helsinki’s new Kalasatama area under development is served by a website for local residents, students, workers and visitors – as well as anyone interested in the area. Called Fisuverkko, “fish net” (modelled after Kalasatama, “fish harbour”), the service eases the everyday lives of residents and promotes interaction between various actors in the area. The service is aimed at assisting Kalasatama service providers and increasing their number. It is aimed at enhancing cooperation between residents and other Kalasatama actors.

February 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 14:46

MIPIM 2014 March 11-14, at Cannes France: Helsinki – Finland Smart Choice

Helsinki is introducing major urban development projects at Stand 21.14-25.07 (Level 01), Palais Des Festival.

In Helsinki, areas of 250 hectares will be transformed into development projects, creating 4.5 million m² for new residential areas and almost 2.5 million m² for business areas by 2040. This means new homes for 100,000 people and jobs for tens of thousands. In large projects the city is using the newest energy efficient technology together with advanced players in the construction sector.

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 14:22

Helsinki Region Infoshare - 2 years of open public data

The Helsinki Region Infoshare project opens up public and cost-free information on the Helsinki Region for use by all. Unlocking public data resources will increase citizens’ awareness and understanding about the development of their region, thus improving the conditions of civic participation.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 10:36

Renewal of Pasila: Pasila becomes the second centre of Helsinki

Pasila will become the second centre of Helsinki. The role of Pasila as a key area of commercial construction, a business hub and a media, events and congress neighbourhood is becoming stronger. The upcoming traffic solutions increase the significance of Pasila as a functional and versatile centre and place of residence for the entire country.

October 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 13:29

EXPO REAL in München Germany October 7th – 9th 2013

Helsinki introducing major urban development projects at Stand B1.320
Largest projects in Helsinki take place in:
1. Old Monumental and Business Centre
2. Pasila – Helsinki Business and Media Hub
3. West Harbour – A New Maritime Inner City District
4. Kalasatama - Residential and Business District on the Waterfront
5. Kruunuvuorenranta - City Life and Wilderness – The district of lights

September 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 09:29

Jätkäsaari to be home to Finland’s tallest wooden apartment buildings

The Helsinki Housing Production Department ATT has commissioned eight-storey apartment buildings for the new Jätkäsaari district of Helsinki. The buildings will have a total of 98 apartments for rent.

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 14:27

Two major Kalasatama projects completed

Two major construction projects in Kalasatama commissioned by the City of Helsinki have been completed. The contractor SRV has handed over the Kalasatama waste collection station to Kalasataman jätteen putkikeräys Oy and the Metro overpass bridge to the City of Helsinki Public Works Department.
The underground waste collection station will serve the entire Kalasatama district. The waste collection system utilizing a vacuum technology and a network of underground waste collection tubes will free the district from waste collection trucks and retain the district’s waste collection operating costs below the costs of traditional waste collection.

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 17:15

Kalasatama developed in a smart cities project

Tekes – The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation – challenges Finnish cities and enterprises to develop new solutions for smart urban environments in the Fiksu kaupunki (“smart cities”) programme.
The first pilot project of the smart cities programme is Fiksu Kalasatama (“smart Kalasatama”) implemented by the City of Helsinki. The project will develop Kalasatama into a model district of smart urban development. Kalasatama will be developed with various tests and with the help of open data.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 12:13

Proposal for Central Pasila centre uniting Eastern Pasila and Western Pasila chosen

The planning and plan implementation competition of the central block of Central Pasila, arranged by the City of Helsinki and Senate Properties, has now come to an end. The winning proposal nominee is called Tripla (The Triple).
The concept of the Tripla proposal was developed by Dutch architecture firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.). It was submitted by YIT Construction Ltd. The total worth of the project is about one billion euros. The result of the competition will be confirmed by the Helsinki City Council, the Senate Properties board of directors as well as the Parliament of Finland.

August 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 12:02

Helsinki going to Russian real estate markets – See Russian presentation below!

Pro Estate in Moscow 9.-11.9.2013 gathers together the City of Helsinki, the City of Vantaa and Airport City Aviapolis, corporate partners NCC Russia, Lemminkäinen and Invest in Finland.
- As capitals, Helsinki and Moscow have worked together, and the relations between Helsinki and St. Petersburg have been close for a long time. Our areal challenges are similar and, therefore, we have a lot to learn from each other’s good solutions, says Mr. Hannu Penttilä, Deputy Mayor, City Planning and Real Estate.

June 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 13:07

A Finnish-British team won the Kruunusillat competition

The winner is a light cable stayed bridge that fits into the seascape
The winner of the Kruunusillat bridge competition is an entry called Gemma Regalis. The entry was submitted by a Finnish-British team gathered by WSP Finland. Sami Niemelä and Pekka Pulkkinen, Masters of Science in Engineering, are chief designers and Martin Knight is chief architect.

April 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 08:45

Helsinki plans extensive land acquisitions in Östersundom

The City of Helsinki plans to acquire extensive land areas, a total of 94 hectares, in Östersundom in Eastern Helsinki. The price of the land areas, now in private ownership, would be 14.5 million euro. The City would allocate the new land to housing development.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 08:57

Mustikkamaa island to be only minutes away from Kalasatama

The Kalasatama inner-city district under development on former harbour and industrial land will be connected to the Mustikkamaa island and outdoor area with a footbridge that will allow access from Kalasatama to Mustikkamaa in only minutes.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 08:39

New housing in Helsinki mainly consists of low energy homes

A record 67 percent of new residential building projects granted construction permits in Helsinki in 2012 met the highest energy efficiency requirements, falling into energy efficiency class A. Three years earlier, only one-fifth of new residential buildings met class A requirements.

March 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 08:51

Östersundom envisioned as a green-energy pioneer

A new plan for the Östersundom district envisions Östersundom as a garden district at the forefront of sustainable development fuelled by green energy. The plan is presented in a report by an “Östersundom clinic” published in the beginning of the year. According to the plan, buildings in Östersundom would use only renewable energy.