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, October 2, 2017 - 09:24

    Myllypuro is a success story of urban revitalization

    Over the last ten years the eastern Helsinki district of Myllypuro has experienced noticeable growth. The housing types have diversified and services expanded as a result of systematic development efforts.

    “The diversification of housing types, including more housing alternatives for families, is an outcome of infill construction. The Wooden Myllypuro area is a good example of this. The area, also thanks to its predominantly wooden houses, expands the image of Myllypuro,” says Helsinki Mayor Anni Sinnemäki.

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 14:53

    Helsinki Pioneers Smart City Solutions in mySMARTLife Project

    Helsinki along with two other European Lighthouse cities have reached a three-year implementation stage in the mySMARTLife project 2016–2021 to cut energy use by 10–20 percent in the project’s target areas. The cuts will be realized with commercial-scale smart solutions for buildings, mobility and urban infrastructure. Helsinki’s plans include an autonomous bus line for regular service and offering data produced by new technologies as open data.

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 13:40

    Oil Silo 468 light artwork is again open to the public

    The Oil Silo 468 light artwork welcomes visitors once again. The artwork is built into an old silo of a former oil terminal in the eastern Helsinki district of Kruunuvuorenranta.

    Oil Silo 468 is open to the public as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:58

    Itäväylä and Hermannin rantatie to return to their former routes at Kalasatama

    Itäväylä and Hermannin rantatie to return to their former routes at Kalasatama

    The Itäväylä highway, which has been temporarily rerouted due to construction work on the Kalasatama Centre, namely REDI, will be restored in stages to its former route from 9 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 August 2017. Hermannin rantatie will also be opened to traffic from 1 September 2017.

    Vehicle traffic will return to the straightened Itäväylä in the following stages:

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