Helsinki exceeded the City’s target level of 5,000 new units in housing production during 2012. A total of 5,172 new units were completed, comprising both new construction and refurbished building stock.
Heart of the Metropolis, the architectural competition for the design of the Helsinki Central Library, has now reached its second stage. The competition jury has selected six competition entries for further consideration.
The international bridge design competition on Kruunusillat (Crown Bridges) from Kruunuvuorenranta to the inner city in now underway. The purpose of the competition is to find a first-rate solution for the extremely demanding environment.
Kruunuvuorenranta, the new neighbourhood being constructed on the west shore of Laajasalo opposite Helsinki city centre, will be a neighbourhood of light. The lighting of Kruunuvuorenranta will be designed based on the winning works of an international lighting competition. The lighting competition and the Oil silo 468 light artwork are part of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012.
This year Helsinki decided to promote Pasila as well as Jätkäsaari and Hernesaari in West Harbour. The areas are shown in different medias at the HELSINKI – FINLAND stand and also by the presentations given by Deputy Major Hannu Penttilä and architects and project directors. EXPO REAL is the largest B2B trade fair for commercial real estate in Europe focusing on networking, market orientation and valuable business contacts.
A massive metro bridge move is being prepared on the Kalasatama Center construction site. The move will be done in the middle of July. The metro rails in Kalasatama lie now on solid rock. The rock will be excavated to make room for future parking and retail facilities, and new rails will be built on a bridge. In the future both the metro and the Itäväylä motorway will be covered by a lawn-planted deck which will serve as a courtyard to the residential towers.
Almost 1 500 entries were made in Influence Helsinki web think tank. The think tank was open for three
weeks and the summary of the entries made will be published in August. The results will be available at www.hel.fi.
What kind of Helsinki would be a good hometown and community of residents? What do business enterprises expect from Helsinki? How to improve services and enhance welfare? How to develop participation and city life?
The City of Helsinki is holding an open international architectural competition entitled “The Heart of the Metropolis” for the new Central Library. The competition has attracted much global attention. More than 530 competition entries were submitted.
What kind of Helsinki would be a good hometown to a resident? What do business enterprises expect from Helsinki? How to improve services and enhance welfare and develop enjoyable city life and participation?
A closer feel of Helsinki’s new residential and workplace areas can be obtained at Virka Galleria in City Hall where a lit scale model of Helsinki is on display. 3D scale models of the future developments of Kalasatama, Keski-Pasila, Jätkäsaari and Hernesaari have been planted on the aerial photo.
In July, the old Metro tracks at Kalasatama will be removed and a new rail bridge put in place. During the winter, the new metro bridge has been constructed inside a tent by the metro line. During 9 days in July the new metro bridge weighing 2,6 tonnes will be transferred to its new place.
The City of Helsinki is holding an open international architectural competition titled “The Heart of the Metropolis” for the new Central Library. The first phase of the competition ends on 16 April. The competition entries will be exhibited at the Jätkäsaari Bunker between 10 and 16 May. The exhibition will be open on weekdays between 11 am and 7 pm and on weekends between 12 noon and 6 pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to comment on the competition entries.
Finland has 320,000 kilometres of shoreline – that’s eight times the Earth’s circumference! Seas, lakes and rivers are everywhere, with hundreds of kilometres of beaches found even in densely populated regions such as the capital and the southern town of Lahti.