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The City of Helsinki is organizing an open international competition for ideas for Helsinki's South Harbour from 2 May – 30 Sept 2011.

The entrants' task is to create a comprehensive ideas 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 as improve pedestrian traffic and cycling connections and spaces.

The competition area is the entire shore area of the South Harbour. The central location of the South Harbour, the area's cultural history and the passanger ports are essential parts of the city identity. The South Harbour is Helsinki's marine national landscape.

The 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 as appearance to the sea.

The competition is open to everyone.

The official languages are English and Finnish

No Fee registration required

30 September 2011 - Submission deadline


First prize €60,000
Second prize €45,000
Third prize €30,000

In addition, 2 redemptions worth €15,000 will be given.

further information

Helsinki calls for ideas!

inscription dates
until 30/09/2011

Helsinki City Planning Department
P.O.Box 2100 FIN-00099
Tue-Fri 10-18, Sat 12-16

City Planning Department
Helsinki Finland


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