Makasiiniranta quality and concept competition

Aerial vies Senate Square Tori Quarter and makasiiniranta
Aerial vies Senate Square Tori Quarter and makasiiniranta

An international two-stage quality and concept competition will be held for the Makasiiniranta area of Helsinki’s South Harbour 2021-2022.

City of Helsinki is organising a competition to find a partner for the development and implementation of Makasiiniranta at South Harbour. The competition is a two-phase quality and concept competition and it’s intended for operators in the construction and real estate industry or consortia formed by these, which have the technical, economic and other conditions to plan and complete a very demanding and high-quality construction project.

Makasiiniranta at South Harbour area is part of the Helsinki National Landscape and a nationally significant valuable cultural environment. The place is central and symbolically very valuable and is part of the maritime façade of Helsinki’s historic centre.

  • The objective of the competition is to develop the area as part of the expanding pedestrian city centre and the seaside trail around the shores of Helsinki for Helsinki residents to share and enjoy, and as a location for the new Architecture and Design Museum.
  • A key goal of the competition is to produce an overall land use plan of exceptionally high quality and functionality that implements the City’s objectives in terms of land use, urban space and other aspects and serves as a basis for the future development, detailed planning and implementation of the area.
  • Matters to be taken into consideration in planning an overall solution for the area include the landscape and cityscape values of the area, as well as the significance and identity of the location.
  • The competition also involves brainstorming new functions and activities for the valuable buildings in the area with protection values kept in mind.

Schedule

12.05.2021
12.05.2021
Competition begins

The competition is launched and application period starts. The competition will begin with the approval of the participants. Teams will apply to participate. 

27.05.2021
27.05.2021
Competition Webinar

The competition webinar was held May 27th starting at 2 pm EEST (UTC+3). Webinar recording is available at competition webinar tab.

21.06.2021
21.06.2021
Final date for registration

The applications must be submitted by 2 pm EEST (UTC+3) on 21 June

30.09.2021
30.09.2021
Deadline for questions

The questions and the answers given to them will be published on the competition website within five working days of receiving the question. Questions will not be processed between 14 June and 13 August 2021. 

10.12.2021
10.12.2021
Submission of Phase 1 competition entries

The competition entries will be submitted under pseudonyms by 10 December 2021. The competition entries will be put on public display. 

28.02.2022
28.02.2022
Selection of competitors for Phase 2

The jury will select a maximum of four best competitors for the second phase.

30.06.2022
30.06.2022
Submission of Phase 2 competition entries

The competitors will prepare an elaborated competition entry. The final competition entries should be submitted for evaluation in June 2022. The competition entries will be put on public display.

30.09.2022
30.09.2022
The result of the competition will be announced

The evaluation panel is expected to select the winner of the competition in early autumn 2022. After selecting the winner, it is presented to the City Board that
the winner will be granted a development reservation for further planning of the project. 

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Finland Helsinki Aerial vies Katajanokka and Makasiiniranta
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Competition Secretary

Valtteri Vuorio

valtteri.vuorio@gsp.fi
+358 40 705 3093

Competition Organiser
City of Helsinki

Mia Kajan

mia.kajan@hel.fi
+358 9310 15820