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.

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.