Hiedanranta Innovation Bay
Location: Tampere, Finland
Client: City of Tampere
Program: Strategic Planning
Size: 1.500.000 m2
Year: 2017 –
Status: Competition 1st prize, on-going
Collaborators: Mandaworks, Ramboll Finland
Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren, Kristian Kontula, Ella Kaira, Jaap van den Hoogen, Ulrik Montnemery, Anna-Sofia Lavanti, Sara Zapotoczna
The city district of Hiedanranta is situated on the north-west of the city of Tampere. Over the next 20 years the Innovation Bay will house over 25,000 new residents and 10,000 new jobs, as well as the transformation of the former industrial district into an innovation hub for the development of a circular economy and a sustainable future. Embracing the circular economy
and creative potential of Tampere, the masterplan catalyzes innovation, embraces the future of smart manufacturing and creates a robust platform for public life. Hiedanranta Innovation Bay embraces the site’s industrial character and builds upon its foundation to create an urban district that supports new technologies, emerging business trends and local energy production.
The vision for Hiedanranta Innovation Bay is achieved through a set of urban development strategies that will transform the bay into the western hub of Tampere. The strategies connect Hiedanranta to its surrounding context, outline methods to achieve a carbon neutral development, and create an integrated public space and transportation network.