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Old May 21st, 2014, 07:47 PM   #41
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From the Nordic forums:

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Some renders of up-and-coming projects in Helsinki.

The new children's hospital in Meilahti. Estimated completion 2017.

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West harbour extension. New terminal, hotel, offices, parking..



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Tikkurila station area.
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Almost finished actually, but lotsa other going-ons in that area.


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Old May 21st, 2014, 09:14 PM   #42
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The harbour looks impressive.
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Old May 21st, 2014, 11:08 PM   #43
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The area has massive potential, let's just hope the end result will look as good as the renders.

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Old May 22nd, 2014, 12:57 AM   #44
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Beautiful city, I love your subway system ... hopefully someday will see that in Colombia ...
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 02:54 PM   #45
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It's a functional system no doubt, it's just too small. Luckily the western extension will open in a few years.
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 03:15 PM   #46
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More good news:

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The City Council approved the plans to extend the Amos Anderson Art Museum to Lasipalatsi. The whole Lasipalatsi area will get a face lift (JKMM Architects) and the art museum will start operating underground as well. The project (financed by Konstsamfundet) is expected to cost around 46 million €.



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Old May 22nd, 2014, 03:37 PM   #47
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nearly every project here is impressive with great design. Incredible how a smaller city introduces one bigship after the other to the world
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 10:30 PM   #48
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Construction update from the Western Harbour:

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Never seen this canal before. In the background the island of Lauttasaari.

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Verkkokauppa. The largest (and ugliest) electronics store in Europe. On a positive note the building does have an observation deck.

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Still a long way to go..

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Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:59 PM   #49
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This building gets new life as luxury apartments.

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Luxury apartments to "Ohrana", former Tsar's secret police HQ building. Roomy bought the house for 21,5 million euro.

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Old May 30th, 2014, 02:23 PM   #50
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New Kalasatama renders

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Lighting design for Kalasatama Center. Looks promising











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Redi video.

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Old May 31st, 2014, 10:07 PM   #51
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I sincerely hope the Kalasatama center massive shopping mall will not materialize. It would destroy the street life from long distance of the mall. Rather don't build the skyscrapers at all than build them on top of a mall. This development is already visible in Leppävaara, Espoo, where most of the life is inside the shopping mall and the streets and parks empty.
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Old June 1st, 2014, 07:48 PM   #52
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This is a real problem in Helsinki I think. New shopping malls seem to be popping up everywhere and getting more monstrous every time. And they suck the life out of the surrounding streets. The city should ban the construction of malls inside ring road I. It's too late to change the Kalasatama plans, but I think an "open air" mall like Liverpool One would have worked much better in this location.
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Old June 1st, 2014, 08:05 PM   #53
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This is a real problem in Helsinki I think.
Not only in Helsinki but overall in Yurup. Generation Starbucks prefers them, cause they see their stars in US TV Series hanging out there. The shit is, that most US skyscraper/mall/cities have no streetlifes comparable to European Cities and you cannot use US-lifestyle paterns that simple here.
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Old June 1st, 2014, 08:19 PM   #54
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I sincerely hope the Kalasatama center massive shopping mall will not materialize. It would destroy the street life from long distance of the mall. Rather don't build the skyscrapers at all than build them on top of a mall. This development is already visible in Leppävaara, Espoo, where most of the life is inside the shopping mall and the streets and parks empty.
I don't think there is even a possibility that the shopping mall would not happen, with the construction going on this year.

It will be interesting to see how it will affect Kalasatama's streets. Kamppi didn't do much of anything, but then it is half the size compared to Redi and at the very hearth of Helsinki. Granted I'm not sure how the space is calculated with the climbing walls, movie theaters etc. when it comes to Redi.

At the very worse Kalasatama could become its own island. At least before Hanasaari area gets tighter.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 12:31 PM   #55
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New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has launched a design competition for its proposed €130m Guggenheim museum on the South Harbor of Helsinki in Finland. The two-stage competition is anticipated to receive responses from firms and individuals across the globe.

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Old June 8th, 2014, 05:03 PM   #56
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The new ferris wheel in South Harbour.

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New offices for OP- Pojola Group on Teollisuusukatu:

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The new hotel in Länsisatama has now been approved by the city council. The original plan was for a 34-storey tower to be constructed but due to nimby action we are now stuck with a 16- storey box.

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Other news (in Finnish):

http://www.hs.fi/kaupunki/+Helsingin...t-new-1&sivu=1

In financial negotiations between the government and the municipalities of the Helsinki metropolitan area it was decided that in return for a 25% increase in residential units production the government will provide funding for future infrastructure projects. In coming years billions will be spent on rail extensions including the second phase of the West Metro, the Ring Line and the "Drop Line". The new goal is for 15 000-16 250 apartments to be constructed per year. Most of these will be built along future rail lines and on redeveloped dockland.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 01:53 AM   #59
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Excellent modern buildings.
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Old September 26th, 2014, 03:43 AM   #60
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About Kalasatama. SRV signed a deal with investor group concerning the 480 million REDI shopping center today. REDI is a key when it comes to starting Kalasatama's tower construction. Towers and REDI already got legally valid building permit, but the project was delayed for a year because of a last minute complaint, that also scared some of the original investors.



I guess as Keilaniemi projects in Espoo were included in this thread before, so here's what's happening there.

Fortum tower (Fortum's HQ) is planned to be renovated for housing use, while Fortum will move to larger and more flexible office space on Keilaranta Tower. Not pictured on these first 4 photos.
Those two smaller towers behind Fortum tower are placeholders. Four circular towers are their own thing. Partly connected to the metro line that will be ready next year.





Not a huge fan of the boxy balconies on the renders, as I like the current look a lot with the narrow windows. Actually kind of hate the whole idea that they will are changing the looks of Fortum tower as much as they are now.
So in essence, all these 3 towers are connected. It will be all three or nothing. Meaning the Keilaranta Tower for Fortum to move-in (pictured below) and apartment towers right next to Fortum tower.

There are still questions about road infrastructure, mostly about the planned 200 million euro tunnel going beneath the area.



How keilaniemi looks at the moment.



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Here's some material in Finnish.
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