• Competition: Development Concept for the Greater Helsinki Region 2050
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • City of Helsinki
  • Idea, 2007
  • 0701-HEL
  • Hargus Climate Engineering

  • 2. prize

Greater Helsinki Vision. Eight profiles, one unity

'Holistic Uniqueness' proposes a future vision and a robust
development framework for Greater Helsinki, Finland. The
region is globally positioned as the interface between the EU and
Russia. A high velocity train network links Helsinki to the Baltic
centres, Stockholm, Tallinn and St. Petersburg, establishing a
transnational connection. The Greater Helsinki Region itself
is defined as a configuration of eight core areas, each characterised
by a unique programmatic and spatial profile. Based on
the incorporation of global future developments (like energy
shortage, demographic change etc.) and existing local potentials,
the profiles act as concepts for a sustainable development -
ensuring global competence and creating local identity at the
same time. A specific urban form and structure is proposed for
each area, strengthening the programmatic profile and creating
diverse relations between urban and green spaces. Within
this metropolitan configuration each area will offer something
unique. Therefore they are linked not only by a sophisticated
transport system, but more importantly by a complementation of
each other.

  • Competition: Development Concept for the Greater Helsinki Region 2050
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • City of Helsinki
  • Idea, 2007
  • 0701-HEL
  • Hargus Climate Engineering

  • 2. prize
Global competence local identity