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November 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 12:28

The start of the Kruunusillat bridge design competition still open

The starting date of the Kruunusillat (“Crown Bridges”) design competition is still open. The start of the actual competition phase has been delayed due to a complaint made to the Market Court.

September 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 07:28

Helsinki is introducing major urban development projects in Munich

City of Helsinki is introducing several urban development projects in Expo Real 4–6 October. Design will be a central element in the new urban developments as well, says Mr. Hannu Penttilä, Deputy Mayor of City Planning and Real Estate from Helsinki.

August 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:55

The Kruunusillat bridge design contest attracted about 50 entries

The Kruunusillat bridge design contest attracted about 50 entries by the deadline. The jury will convene in September to select the contestants.
 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 09:34

Building disadvantages intercepted in advance

Building logistics are utilised to intercept building disadvantages already in advance in the construction of the new residential area of Jätkäsaari. Examples of building drawbacks are dust, noise, traffic jams and general disorder.
 

June 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 09:30

Monocle ranks Helsinki the world’s best city

Helsinki tops the annual Quality of Life index of the British lifestyle magazine Monocle. Helsinki rose to the top from fifth place in 2010 in this index that list the 25 best cities in the world according to factors that go beyond basic economic and social criteria, focusing on aspects that can bring happiness and ease to everyday life.

May 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:57

Helsinki announces a design competition on bridges for a heritage site

The Finnish capital Helsinki is undergoing the busiest phase of development in the city’s history. Whole new districts are emerging in sites vacated from harbours and other industrial uses.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 10:57

Housing construction continues to grow

Housing construction increased in Helsinki in January-March 2011. New housing units completed in March numbered 1,100, which was only somewhat below the annual level of 5,000 targeted by the City of Helsinki.
 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 15:34

International ideas competition for planning South Harbour opens

The Helsinki City Planning Department is organising the international South Harbour ideas competition as part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme. The entrants’ task is to create a comprehensive ideas plan for the South Harbour that can be used as a basis for the future development of the area.
 

April 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:39

City plans reviewed in a bulletin and introduced at a fair

Helsinki City Planning Department publishes an annual city planning review (Kaavoituskatsaus). The bulletin reviews the main ongoing city and traffic planning projects in the city.

March 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011 - 16:25

SRV Group is a candidate for Kalasatama Centre

SRV Group has been proposed to contract Kalasatama Centre. The Centre would be formed by the commercial centre and the adjoining hotel tower, an office tower and six residential towers near Kalasatama metro station.

Friday, March 4, 2011 - 12:35

Helsinki Finland in real estate event Mipim

Helsinki - Finland stand presents four major development projects and two competitions. Helsinki Exhibition Container and its Helsinki Horizon 2030 exhibition showcases the future of Helsinki’s harbor areas.
 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 10:35

CNN filmed snow and architecture in Helsinki

CNN International news channel visited Helsinki in January and made four episodes for the Future Cities series. In February CNN came back, this time it was the channel’s environmental show that made a programme about sustainable living.
 

February 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 13:11

International competition has started: PasilaOne—Your vision, your investment

City of Helsinki and Senate Properties launched a planning and plan implementation competition for Keski-Pasila Centre block.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 10:26

A low-carbon city block in Jätkäsaari

Sitra, in co-operation with SRV and VVO has developed the Low2No Project, which is a new model for sustainable urban development. The city block being developed in Jätkäsaari is the first tangible output of the Low2No approach.

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 08:49

Competition of Planning and Implementation of Keski-Pasila Central Block in Progress

The City of Helsinki and Senate Properties are arranging a competition for the planning and implementation of the central block of Keski-Pasila. The decision was made by the City Council at 2011-1-31.
 

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 09:39

Living Harbour wins architectural competition for Hietalahti dockyard

The proposal titled Living Harbour by the Danish architectural firm Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S is the winner of an architectural competition.

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 09:31

Housing construction starts in Jätkäsaari

The redevelopment of the former harbour site of Jätkäsaari in Helsinki is underway, and housing construction is about to start.

January 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 14:23

Tapio Wirkkala Park to be built in Arabianranta

The Arabianranta district in Helsinki will be enhanced by a new artistic park named after the late Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala and designed by celebrated American artist Robert Wilson.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 10:01

Possibility of a Guggenheim Museum in Finland to be explored

Helsinki has commissioned the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to explore the possibility of a new Guggenheim Museum in Finland.
 

December 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 09:24

Wood used to build a new housing block in Viikki

Helsinki’s Viikki district, dedicated to ecological building and lifestyles, will obtain a new housing block where wood is used as the main construction material.

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