Helsinki New Horizons

New areas for business and living

In the forthcoming decades, Helsinki will expand faster than ever before, with the construction of a variety of apartments, offices, kindergartens, schools, parks, streets and recreation areas. The City of Helsinki aims to build quality neighbourhoods where people can enjoy both work and leisure. Theconstruction of a new cargo harbour in a different location some distance away from the city centre has provided the opportunity to develop the site of the former old port and railway yard area for other uses, radically altering the appearance of Finland’s capital.

  • Life & leisure

    With the construction of a number of new districts around town, the City of Helsinki is placing great emphasis on providing leisure activities to enhance the lives of all future residents.

  • Business

    The transformation of Helsinki’s old ports and railway yards is providing exciting opportunities for construction companies, investors and for businesses in need of modern premises in excellent locations.

  • Environment

    The efficient use of energy and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is an extremely important consideration in the planning of new areas in Helsinki, and also with developing the public transport system.

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 09:38

    Park and ride in Kalasatama

    The REDI shopping centre in Kalasatama, which opened doors on 20 September, is accompanied by new park and ride spaces for cars and bicycles at REDI and the Kalasatama Metro station. There is now parking for 300 cars and 224 bicycles.

  • Monday, July 2, 2018 - 09:21

    Clownery, fire theatre, dance film and resident party in summer of Kalasatama

    The City of Helsinki has chosen Kalasatama residents' association's resident party, Maria Baric Company's Kalasataman valon juhla ("light party"), Red Nose Company's Kalasataman kulttuuripilkki ("cultural jig") and Susanna Leinonen Company's Kalasatama in Motion project as the environmental art projects of the summer to receive financing. The events are open to the public and free to attend.

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 08:57

    Helsinki Central Library Oodi Nears Completion

    The landmark public library will be complemented by the new Amos Anderson art museum in Helsinki’s cultural district

    The downtown cityscape of the Finnish capital Helsinki is about to be crowned with a new landmark building: Helsinki Central Library Oodi will open doors on December 3, 2018.

    The library building is a powerful and iconic contemporary design by ALA Architects of Helsinki. It completes Helsinki’s downtown cultural district in the Töölönlahti area, where it is flanked by many other architectural landmarks.

  • Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:50

    Enter the Helsinki New Horizons photo and video contest

    The City of Helsinki organises a photo and video contest in the spirit of the website Helsinki New Horizons. We hope to receive pictures and videos of real situations of living in the different neighbourhoods of Helsinki.

    The photo and video contest continues all summer, from 1 June 2018 to 31 August 2018.

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