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Arabiazza(s) Urban Plan for the Arabia District of Helsinki Focuses on Sustainability

13:00 - 5 November, 2016
Arabiazza(s) Urban Plan for the Arabia District of Helsinki Focuses on Sustainability, Courtesy of OOPEAA
Courtesy of OOPEAA

The future development of the Arabia Historic District in Helsinki has culminated in the second round of a two-stage competition.

Arabiazza(s) — one of the four proposals selected for the second stage — was developed by team leader Anssi Lassila and comprised of OOPEAA working in collaboration with Lunden Architecture and Gehl Architects acting as a consultant in urban public space. Through a sequential flow of spaces in the form of public squares, Arabiazza(s) fundamentally aims to encourage public interaction. The intent to engage a broad range of people — from students to tourists to workers — inspired the creation of multiple sheltered inner courtyards.

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