February 2011

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.

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.