May 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 08:46

More than 530 entries will compete in Stage 1 of the Central Library architectural competition

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.

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 12:08

Helsinki welcomes views and ideas on the future Helsinki

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?

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 11:56

A scale model gives a feel of future Helsinki

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.

April 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 13:53

Huge construction work to transfer the new Kalasatama metro bridge

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.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:21

Arabia region invests in information boards

A better town for visitors and tourists
The City of Helsinki has piloted new kinds of tourist information boards in the Arabia area from the beginning of the World Design Capital Year 2012.

March 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 14:51

The first-round entries of the architectural competition for the Central Library will be exhibited at the Jätkäsaari Bunker between 10 and 16 May

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.

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 13:45

Office building with the lowest energy consumption in Finland

Completed in September 2011, the energy-efficient office building is used by the City of Helsinki Environment Centre and the University of Helsinki.

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 09:37

Shorelines - Urban waterfront living

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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 09:01

Helsinki - Finland, World Design Capital 2012, features at MIPIM 6 - 9 March

MIPIM (Le Marché International des Professionnels de I’IMmobilier) is the foremost international real estate show for professionals. This year MIPIM gathers more than 4,200 real estate investors and more than 19,000 participants for 4 days of intensive real estate business.

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 08:58

Helsinki’s central bicycle and pedestrian corridor Baana to open in early summer

Baana is a new pathway for pedestrians and cyclists in Helsinki, leading from the Western Harbour area to Kamppi and the Töölö Bay. Baana is built into a corridor below street level that served the freight rail connection between the former Jätkäsaari commercial harbor and the national railway network via the Helsinki railway station. Baana will open on Helsinki Day, 12 June, coinciding with the opening of a new bicycle centre in Kamppi.

February 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 14:05

Viikki's Environment exhibition tells about nature and ecological construction in Viikki

Beginning on Thursday, 16 February 2012 an exhibition at the Viikki Environment Building will allow visitors to learn more about nature, planning and ecological construction in Viikki. The exhibition will also show how modern methods can reduce the climate impacts of construction and housing.

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 10:12

Helsinki to grow with landfill and extend the metro to the east

As a part of Helsinki’s Western Harbour re-development, a new general plan has been proposed for the Hernesaari dockyard area, enabling construction of housing, jobs, recreation and tourism-related services in the area. Cruise ships would have one more quay in addition to the current two quays.

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 09:05

World-class sustainable solutions from Finland

Publication by TEKES the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation presents Finnish state-of-the-art cases: areas, buildings and solutions that all contribute to sustainability.

January 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 13:58

Study proposes building the Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki

A new Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki would make a distinct contribution to Finland’s cultural landscape, according to the concept and development study that representatives of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation delivered officially on Tuesday morning, January 10, to Mayor Jussi Pajunen.

November 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:25

An international invitational competition for the lighting of Kruunuvuorenranta

An international invitational competition will be organized aiming at selecting the general lighting plan for the new residential district Kruunuvuorenranta.

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.