Four competition entries have been chosen for the second phase of the Helsinki East Urban Centre competition. The entries chosen are Helsinki East Village, Jalan jaloin, ITIS SITI and Itä-Helsingin Glokaali keskusta
In total 48 entries were submitted for the first phase of the competition. The jury states that among the entries there are a lot of very good proposals. The Jury is in particular delighted about the variety and boldness represented by the proposals and ideas.
The proposals that were selected for the second competition phase all treat the whole competition area with equal sense of quality. Each of these four proposals respond in their own way to the goal of creating a new centre for Eastern Helsinki.
Citizens had an opportunity to vote for their favourite by liking it and to leave comments on the proposals on the competition website. ITIS SITI, East Central Park and Helsinki East Village received the most likes.
Evaluation of all competition entries will be completed during the evaluation of the second phase entries. All entries chosen for the second phase will be at the prize class. In addition, the competition jury may decide to purchase distinguished entries from the first phase of the competition and give honourable mentions.
Second phase competition entries will be published on the competition website in June 2020. The results of the competition will be published provisionally in October or November 2020. The results and evaluation report of the competition will also be published on the competition website.
The City of Helsinki is organizing an open international competition regarding the central quarters of Itäkeskus and Puotila. The aim of the competition is to find innovative, inspiring and sustainable solutions for further planning and the eventual construction of the area.
Itäkeskus is the most important subcentre of eastern Helsinki. The area is superbly connected to the public transport network and is split by two major motorways. Within a 500 meters radius from two metro stations there are several shopping centers and hypermarkets to choose from.
The area is a major commercial center even within the whole metropolitan area of Helsinki and a busy transportation hub for tens of thousands of daily commuters and customers. Yet something essential is missing outside the walls of the shopping enclaves and the passing trains and vehicles: urbanity and people.
The aim of the competition is to provide new functions to the proximity of the public transportation hub and commercial services and turn the area from the present-day transit centre into a vibrant urban area – Helsinki East Urban Centre.
Inquiries concerning the competition:
020 747 7353
City of Helsinki
09 3103 7331