South Harbour

The purpose of the ideas competition is to produce versatile and extensive documentation to be used as a basis for the future development of the South Harbour.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban, Waterfront
Country Helsinki, Finland
RegDeadline 30 September 2011 GoogleCal iCal
30 September 2011 (Must be Postmarked)
Eligibility The design groups with a varied composition of experts in the fields of land use and architecture, landscape architecture as well as traffic, community, construction and energy technology and harbor operations

The entrants’ task is to create a comprehensiveideas plan for the South Harbour that can be used as a basis for the future development of the area. The entrants must present public urban spaces for the area, chart the amount of supplementary construction, and placement possibilities as well asimprove pedestrian traffic and cycling connections and spaces. The competition area must be linked more tightly to the city centre structure. The entrants must examine how the space use of port operations can be made more efficient. The competition entries must consider, in particular, the area’s cityscape-related and cultural-historic values as well asappearance to the sea. The competition area is the entire shore area of the South Harbour. It includes the Olympia Terminal surroundings, Laivasillankadun puistikko and Myllyrinne park areas, Makasiini Terminal area, Market Square as well as the southwest shore of Katajanokka. The central location of the South Harbour, the area’s cultural history and the passenger port are essential parts of the city identity. The marine character of Helsinki is emphasised in the area. The urban profile of the South Harbour opening to the sea can be considered as the visiting card of Helsinki. The historical centre of Helsinki, significant cultural historic public buildings, and other destinations as well as historical parks are along the shoreline.

Hannu Penttilä, M.Sc. Techn., Deputy Mayor
Tuomas Rajajärvi, Architect, Head of Department, City Planning Department
Olavi Veltheim, Architect SAFA, Town Planning Division Director, City Planning Department
Satu Tyynilä, Architect, Office Manager, City Planning Department
Ilpo Forssén, Architect SAFA, Project Manager, City Planning Department
Heikki Nissinen, M.Sc. Techn., Managing Director, Port of Helsinki
Mikael Nordqvist, M.Sc. Techn., Head of Department, Real Estate Department
Antti Ahlava, Architect SAFA, Doctor of Arts (appointed by the Finnish Association of Architects)
Vilhelm Helander, Architect SAFA, Professor (appointed by the Finnish Association of Architects)
Steven Holl, Architect, Professor
Jussi Murole, Architect SAFA

Ⅰ award: €60,000
Ⅱ award: €45,000
Ⅲ award: €30,000
In addition, 2 redemptions worth €15,000 will be given.

Entry Fee

A1 (841 x 594 mm) firm boards (max. 8), one A4 report, images

Finnish and English

Submission Address
City of Helsinki
Registrty Office
City Planning Department
P.O. Box 10

Results announcement: Spring 2012

The City of Helsinki

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