Koivusaari International Ideas Competition

The competition is organised in order to prepare the component master plan for Koivusaari Island. The objective of the competition is to produce innovative plan alternatives which can serve as a basis for further planning and drafting of the component master plan and to identify the essential features of this new district which will have a maritime atmosphere and an underground railway connection.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Cityscape, Landscape, Urban
Country Helsinki, Finland
RegDeadline 10 November 2008 GoogleCal iCal
10 November 2008 (Must be Postmarked)
Eligibility All (The entrants are encouraged to form multidisciplinary planning groups with a wide range of expertise on land use, landscape planning, traffic technology, municipal engineering, and construction and energy engineering.)


Hannu Penttilä, deputy mayor
Tuomas Rajajärvi, office head
Satu Tyynilä, office manager
Olavi Veltheim, office manager
Mikko Reinikainen, architect SAFA
Hannu Huttunen, professor, architect SAFA
Esa Kangas, architect SAFA

1st prize: 40,000 euros
2nd prize: 30,000 euros
3rd prize: 20,000 euros
Two purchases: 10,000 euros each

Entry Fee

Up to 5 A1 boards
A4-sized summary
White mass model 1:2000

Result announcement: January–February 2009

City of Helsinki, Finnish Association of Architects

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