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Future of South Harbour now open for comments
Photo: Kari Ylitalo
The four teams selected to participate in the second stage of the international Makasiiniranta quality and concept competition have completed their revised competition proposals. Entitled Ahti, Boardwalk, Makasiinipromenadi and Saaret, the proposals will be displayed for comments on the Voice Your Opinion service until 31 August 2022.

The international Makasiiniranta competition is entering its decisive phase, as one of the four competition proposals currently on display will be selected as the winner by the end of the year. After the competition, the planning of the area will proceed in collaboration with the City based on the winning proposal.

In accordance with the objectives of the competition, the Makasiiniranta area will in the future be part of the pedestrian city centre and the seaside trail around the shores of Helsinki and serve as the location of the New Museum of Architecture and Design. A separate competition will be organised for the new museum.

The aim is to turn Makasiininranta into an experiential maritime city space characterised by culture and recreation. The area’s events, services and seaside trail will facilitate the expansion of the city centre to the South Harbour while also boosting the vitality of local businesses.
Discussion open all summer on the Voice Your Opinion service
The four competition teams selected to participate in the second stage of the competition have refined their proposals based on feedback received from the jury and residents. The planners have been provided with further instructions regarding the detailed design of building facades, the preservation of important landscapes and the maximum height of buildings, among other things.

“The competition area is wholly unique. The South Harbour is the crown jewel of Helsinki, so expectations for the competition are high. In terms of planning, the most important objective is to find a solution for turning Makasiinranta into an appealing seaside urban space for both residents and tourists. I encourage all residents to have a look at the competition entries and comment on them. Now is the time to participate and make your voice heard,” urges the Mayor of Helsinki Juhana Vartiainen.

The proposals are currently on display and can be commented on between 4 July and 31 August 2022 at kerrokantasi.hel.fi. Each proposal includes an introductory text in Finnish, Swedish and English. The appendices of each proposal are available in English.

The competition entries will be displayed in the lobby of City Hall from 4 to 31 August 2022. The competition posters will be printed out in A1 size for viewing.

“The competition teams have taken the objectives of the Carbon-neutral Helsinki programme to heart, with most of the climate change mitigation solutions put forward in the competition going beyond those of our past urban development project of similar size,” adds Mayor Vartiainen.
Winner of the Makasiiniranta competition to be decided in late 2022
The progress of the competition can be followed at makasiiniranta.hel.fi.  
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