The competition area extends from the northern edge of the Market Square’s Cholera Basin to the south side of Olympia Terminal and following the old railway shaft to the northern corner of Kaivopuisto.
As a part of South Harbour, the competition area is part of the national landscape of Helsinki and, for a large part, a valuable cultural environment of national significance. The location is central and symbolically very valuable and part of the maritime facade of the historical centre of Helsinki.
The competition area has been made to cover a wide area to make it possible to plan alternative solutions for new construction and its detailed location, while also providing the areas, squares and connections required for foot traffic and cycling, and recreation and the necessary harbour traffic connections, functions and quay allocations.
The focus area for new construction is the Makasiiniranta area, located between the line of Eteläinen Makasiinikatu street and Port House (Satamatalo). Space must be allocated for the New Architecture and Design Museum in the northern part of the area. The buildings of significant conservation value located in the competition area are the Old Market Hall, the kiosk building, Olympia Terminal and Port House.
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