The city of Helsinki has announced plans for a design and build competition for a new commercial and residential district in Pasila, near the city centre. The competition, which calls for 8-10 buildings of 15 stories or more, will be part of the city's drive to make Pasila the "second centre of Helsinki," with a total of 150,000-200,000 square metres of residential and office space planned for the district. Read on after the break to find out more about the competition.
The city is seeking a developer and design team, with the winner chosen on the basis of design quality. Those interested in being considered for the competition will have the opportunity to learn more at a competition seminar on December 3, after which interested teams will be able to organize a private meeting with the competition organizers. Selected teams will then be invited to draw up proposals beginning in September 2015.
Story via the Architects' Journal