The winner of the competition is the entry JALAN JALOIN. By a narrow margin, the second place was awarded to ITIS SITI. The competition jury recommends the use of both proposals in the further planning of the area.
The second phase entries Helsinki East Village and Itä-Helsingin Glokaali keskusta were purchased.
In addition to these, the jury decided to give three honourable mentions to entries submitted in the first phase of the competition. These honourable mentions were given to Idän Eden, brygga and Semita.
The evaluation report includes an assessment of all 48 entries submitted to the competition and the full author details of the winning entries
The City of Helsinki organised an open international competition regarding the central quarters of Itäkeskus and Puotila. The aim of the competition was 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.
The four competition entries that were chosen for the second phase of the competition have been developed by their authors during the spring. Entries are now published, and citizens can comment on them until 16 August 2020. Each proposal can be separately commented. Click on the image and give your opinion at the bottom of the page.
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.
Inquiries concerning the competition:
020 747 7353
City of Helsinki
09 3103 7331