Helsinki East Urban Playground
Imagine if the Helsinki East Urban Centre was designed not only for drivers but for every user. The Helsinki East Urban Playground is, as its name suggests, a playful place overwhelmed by nature with pedestrian orientation. Like every playground, it is universal and multicultural. Finally, the project aims to give the area a strong identity that remains in the memories.
The project highlights local meeting places and proposes a way to improve the pedestrian connection between them. Each place creates a neighbourhood playing with his existing context to get a strong identity.
A pedestrian and cyclable promenade connects every neighbourhood together. A network of footbridges makes it possible by jumping over the heavy traffic roads. At the same time, followed by greenery and nature, the footbridges give topography to a flat landscape.