Helsinki East Urban Centre needs a concentrated vibrant urban structure with new functions executed in a climate neutral way. We propose:
– A focused diverse and concentrated pedestrian route: The ”Identity Walk”, open 24/7, connecting the vibrant multicultural north with the affluent south.
– A new university with student housing to vitalize the city life and add new functions. Students and researcher mix with locals and fill the urban spaces with life and pedestrian movement, creating the lifeblood of a successful city.
– A diversity bridge (the epicentre of cultural mix and meeting place) connecting north and south with a multicultural mix of locals, students and visitors. A modern chaotic bazaar-like mish-mash of local food entrepreneurs and climate-neutral merchandise.
– A cultural square with a combined art gallery and green house, contributing to the urban life.
The multicultural mix of the northern part of the area is invited to take part in the overall urban structure. This Identity walk gets its inspiration from locals but infused with possible solutions to our mutual climate challenge.
Religious, cultural, commercial, educational, leisure, housing, medical, co-working, offices and hotels: Everything organized along the pedestrian artery. This is the new chaotic identity of Helsinki East, spearheading the future!