- Location: Helsinki
- Client: HGR Property Partners
- Program: Mixed use
- Size: 35000 m2
- Year: 2020 -
- Status: 1st prize competition, Planning on-going
- Collaborators: MASU Planning, WSP Finland
- Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren, Kristian Kontula, Lasse Vejlgård Kristensen, Moritz Schineis, Tymon Wolender, Emanuele Biscaro, Caterina Pini
The aim is to connect Hietalahti Market Square, the end of the Boulevard, and the harbourfront areas as a high-quality and diverse urban environment
A new attractive urban environment at the end of Bulevardi
The plan presents a comprehensive and flexible plan for the development of the Hietalahdenranta area towards an attractive, comfortable, and diverse urban environment.
The aim is to connect Hietalahti Market Square, the end of the Boulevard, and the harbourfront areas as a high-quality and diverse urban environment. This includes tackling transport challenges, improving street and urban facilities and light transport links. At the same time, the whole involves diversifying the region’s activities into an attractive and functional whole.
An area where recreation, business, and housing are seamlessly linked
The vision is to restore Hietalahdenranta to a valuable downtown area at the end of Bulevardi. An area that attracts townspeople to the waterfront. As an area with a diverse and high-quality functional entity. An area where recreation, business, and housing are seamlessly linked. An area that is not based solely on transit traffic
The traffic barrier effect will be reduced by moving Hietalahti traffic away from the intersection at the end of the Boulevard. In this case, the former intersection will develop into an urban space that connects the Boulevard and Hietalahti Square to Hietalahdenranta.