Helsinki is already a city with remarkable and unique qualities but the transformation of the South Harbor offers a great opportunity to enhance, combine and integrate qualities and functions already at place and by doing so, strengthen the city as a world class tourist destination. We propose to integrate new functions, recreation, city life and leisure with high efficient traffic and parking facilities of the cruise ships and ferry lines. By enhancing and integrating these two main functions of the South Harbor we wish to bring the city centre to the waterfront as well as to bring the ships right into the city centre.
Urbanism, Residential, Commercial
Municipality of Helsinki
Sinus Lynge, Tue Hesselberg Foged, Simon Sjökvist, Gorka Calzada Medina, Toni Rubio Soler, Matias Labarca Clausen, Clement Talbot, Monica Capitanio, Morten Vesberg Hansen, Agate Kalnpure, Andris Rubenis
1. New organization, 2. Continuous urban landscape, 3. Landscape axis vs Urban axis, 4. Variety of new urban landscapes, 5. Pedestrian + bicycle network.
South Harbour today - an unused potential
1. A unique location in relation to the city, 2. An inaccessible coastline and area, 3. An area for cars and not for people
Reorganization of Ferries
As the first part of our strategy we propose to re-organize the location of the ferries using the harbour. This divides the harbour in two: the East Side where ships and ferries carrying many cars and trucks go, and the west side where ferries and ships carrying mainly passengers go.
Inefficient use of the harbour
The east harbour has a much higher traffic per year than the west side with only 6800 sqm more of total area.
This means that the west side could support more traffic in the future if necessary or it could be reduced in area with the same traffic load.
The South Harbour shall be active and lively during all seasons of the year.