Viikki, ecological living right next to the campus

Urban meets rural in Viikki. Culturally and historically valuable open fields and nature reserves provide a unique framework for living, working, science and research, studies and recreational activities.

Viikki is excellently located in the geographical centre of Helsinki, about 8 kilometres from the city centre. The heart of Viikki is the Science Park. Viikki is known for ecological housing construction both nationally and internationally.

Kivikko is a residential area very near completion located between Kontula in the east and a large outdoor recreation and exercise area in the west.

Viikki in a nutshell

  • Area: 1,400 ha
  • Distance to the city centre: about 8 kilometres
  • Construction will last: until the mid-2010s
  • Number of residents: once completed 16,000
  • Students: 7,000
  • Jobs: once completed 6,000

Kivikko in a nutshell

  • Area: 285 ha
  • Number of residents: completed 5,700
  • Jobs: currently  2,500

Contact information

Urban Development
City Excecutive Office
Project Manager
Mr. Kimmo Kuisma
kimmo.kuisma (at)

Town Planning
City Planning Department
Mr. Tuomas Eskola
tuomas.eskola (at)