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December 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 15:55

Viikki Synergy Building competition

Senate Properties and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) organised a competition for the design of the Finnish Environment Institute’s office building in the Viikki Science Park area.

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 08:37

Light art to liven up Helsinki city centre

Helsinki will pass the darkest time of the year with the help of light art. The Season of Light city happening will take citizens and visitors on a “journey of light”. 

November 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 13:28

Eco-efficiency of city planning to be improved with a new tool

Helsinki City Planning Department has developed a tool to assess the eco-efficiency of new city plans and rate them, in the same way as household appliances are rated in terms of energy efficiency.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 12:46

International plot assignment and architectural competition in Central Pasila

The City of Helsinki and Senate Properties will organize a competition on the plan for Pasila One, the core area of the Central Pasila (Keski-Pasila) district.
 

October 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 09:30

Public transport highly appreciated by Helsinki residents

Public transport services in Helsinki are extensive and appreciated by the citizens. According to a pan-European study, Helsinki enjoys the continent’s highest resident approval rating for public transport.
 

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 16:09

Uutela Channel in Vuosaari is the Environmental Structure of the Year

Uutela Channel flowing through the new Aurinkolahti district in Helsinki has been awarded as the Environmental Structure of the Year. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 09:05

Wigwam wins architectural competition for day care centre and school

The day care centre-comprehensive school complex in Kalasatama will be built in two phases. The first phase, scheduled for completion in 2014, will comprise the day care centre and facilities for the first and second grades.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 12:39

Web presentation in English of new Helsinki neighbourhoods

On these web pages the City of Helsinki presents development areas to an international public.
 

September 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 11:37

Oil tanks to be transformed for business in Kruunuvuorenranta

Kruunuvuorenranta, a site for oil harbor operations for the past 90 years, will be turned into a residential area for 10,000 inhabitants with jobs for about 1,000, slated for completion by the mid-2020s.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 08:52

Competition: Design street in business district Herttoniemi

The project is part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 effort to expand the scope of the Design Year outside the city centre and to places traditionally not associated with design.

July 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 13:04

Helsinki - World Design Capital 2012

Helsinki’s World Design Capital year 2012 will comprise a wide range of events and projects related to design and its manifestations.

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 13:03

Views to future Helsinki

A new book and exhibition at the Helsinki City Planning Department’s Laituri meeting place present future changes in Helsinki as former industrial sites on Helsinki’s waterfront are being developed for new uses.

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 13:02

Helsinki named the world’s third most ecological city

Helsinki ranks third in the eco-city index of the Quality of Living worldwide city rankings 2010 of Mercer. Helsinki tops the ranking among European cities.

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 13:01

Helsinki builds new city districts

The city of Helsinki will see more construction in the upcoming years than ever before in its history. Vast new building projects are pending, creating totally new city districts.

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 12:55

Architectural competition on townhouses

Jätkäsaari and Kruunuvuorenranta are among several new housing districts developed with townhouses. The Helsinki Townhouse competition provided new ideas to be used in the planning and development of the districts.  

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