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.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 08:30

    Housing and land use monitored by City Council

    The Helsinki City Council discussed a new report on a programme for housing and related land use at the Council meeting of 16 May 2018. The programme was approved by the City Council in June 2016. The progress of the programme and changes in the programme’s operating environment are reported to the City Council annually.

    The population of Helsinki grew by 8,091 in 2017, that is, by 1.3 percent. The volume of residential construction has grown at a record rate.

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 16:34

    The tram depot and housing units in Yliskylä, Laajasalo form a whole

    A depot for the tramline Crown Bridges is planned to be built in Laajasalo. Housing units will also be built in connection to the depot. The winning entry in the architecture contest for this so-called hybrid depot was made by Anttinen Oiva Arkkitehdit Ltd. The winning proposal, called Scapes, consists of pentagonally shaped blocks of varying height. The building process will be commenced in the beginning of the 2020s.

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 14:30

    City Board proposes sale of Jätkäsaari’s Bunkkeri to SRV Construction

    The Helsinki City Board proposes to the City Council that the Bunkkeri property in Jätkäsaari be sold to SRV Construction Ltd and that the proposed agreements concerning sports facilities, a swimming hall and residences to be constructed in Bunkkeri by SVR be approved. The sale price would be 22.7 million euros.

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