Tikkurila

  • Location: Tikkurila, Helsinki, Finland
  • Client: The city of Vantaa, Tikkurila Ltd.
  • Program: Residential and Commercial
  • Size: 322 000 m2
  • Year: 2022
  • Status: Concluded - Invited competition
  • Collaborators: MASU Planning and WSP (Traffic)
  • Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren, Lasse Kristensen, Hongfei Bi, Yu Anna Buijinck
A new attractive and lush neighborhood as an extension of Tikkurila city center

Completing Tikkurila

The vision is to create an attractive and lush neighborhood as an extension of Tikkurila city center at the turn of the Keravan river. The masterplan is based on a sustainable and contextual development, where the multi-layered history of the area creates the starting point for the development of the new district. The historic landscape village of Fastböle, together with the industrial buildings of the Tikkurila paint factory, forms the basis for the new urban fabric. Fastböle will be integrated into the new urban fabric and its small-scale picturesque character is infused into the small-scale dwellings in the central part. The historic values of the area will be preserved, but in such a way that Fastböle does not become a detached island in the emerging neighborhood.

A diverse range of housing and flexible work spaces for all types of operators

The complex consists of four sub-areas: the Riverbank Blocks, Fastböle, New Heidehof and the Science Blocks. Each sub-area has its own urban, visual and functional identity. Different residential and commercial typologies provide a diverse range of housing and flexible workspaces for all types of operators, large as well as small. The recreational areas of the riverside area are based on two strong entities: the Keravan riverfront park, which borders and connects the area from the riverside, and the Fastbole network of village paths and park pockets, which links the different sub-areas together in the inner parts of the area.

The river and rapids landscape will be developed as an extension of the existing river park as an area of cultural landscape, activities and varied and lush vegetation will support the park complex as a spectacular common living space for Tikkurila.

Recreational activities for all ages in the surrounding area will be located in the heart of the park.

The old and new Fastbole village trails will form a network of recreational paths in the new district, linking to the surrounding recreational networks and connecting green spaces within the district. As the name suggests, the village trail will be a shared space and pedestrian space bordered by trees and front yards, with stormwater management and public facilities. The preservation of the village landscape of Fastböle and its integration with the new urban fabric will be the guiding principle of the routes. The stormwater park in the new Heidehof area will form a multi-faceted and green wetland in the centre of the block. Recreational activities for all ages in the surrounding area will be located in the heart of the park.

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