Bulletin – The international competition for Makasiiniranta begins

Helsinki South Harbour from above

The international competition for Makasiiniranta begins – the competition seeks solutions for a central shore area in Helsinki

Starting on 12 May 2021, the City of Helsinki will be holding a competition to find a partner for the development and implementation of Makasiiniranta at the South Harbour. The Makasiiniranta area will be developed as part of the pedestrian city centre and the seaside trail around the shores of Helsinki, and as a location for the new Architecture and Design Museum. The two-stage quality and concept competition is intended for both Finnish and international operators in the construction and property industry.

The western shore area of the South Harbour is being developed to become a more accessible place for Helsinki residents to share and enjoy. The objective of the Makasiiniranta competition is to find a solution that is suitable for the unique location in question and high-quality in terms of the urban space, the landscape and functionality, and can be used as the basis for further planning. The planning principles for the area have been prepared in interaction with Helsinki residents and other stakeholders, and they will steer both the planning and the competition.

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