World Design Capital 2012 Projects

Pöyry works on several World Design Capital 2012 projects

Pöyry offers wide services to design and develop areas and real estates. Our experts participate e.g. in the following WDC2012 projects.

Architects and structural engineers design a lighted artwork in Kruunuvuori, Helsinki

Close by Helsinki’s downtown there is an old oil silo that will be transformed into a piece of environmental art, with over a thousand white LED lights making light patterns its surface. The Silo will become a public space catering for different purposes, and a part of the Kruunuvuori district that will be built in the 2010s and 2020ies. The illuminated work of art will be opened in the autumn. Pöyry is responsible for the structural and architectural design of the Silo.

Landscape design is demonstrated in Helsinki’s Good Urban Design – Better City Life exhibition

Helsinki city design department’s exhibition centre Laituri will host an exhibition on the urban design from May to June. Landscape designers of Pöyry and of our competitors have, in a good cooperation with the City of Helsinki, composed the Good Urban Design – Better City Life exhibition.

The exhibition includes three projects where our designers have been widely involved in: Finnoo turnaround and Kuitinmäki surroundings in Espoo, Siltakatu surroundings in the centre of Espoo and Inkeri square in Imatra, Eastern Finland.

Project development provides expert services in organising the architectural competition for the central library of Helsinki

The new Central Library of Helsinki will be much more than a traditional library. It will be a dynamic entity comprised of the physical spaces, technology, library collections, staff, cooperation partners and clients. It will be located in the heart of Helsinki, the Töölönlahti [“Töölö Bay”] area and is due to open in 2017.

The City of Helsinki is arranging an international architectural competition for the design of the library. Our project development experts are organizing the competition together with the City. We have been preparing the competition and have an expert role also in the evaluation phase. Furthermore, our structural engineers have been involved in the project design phase.

Project development provides expert services in organising the architectural competition for the Kruunusillat (Crown Bridges)

Kruunusillat (Crown Bridges) will connect the Helsinki city centre and a new island district of Kruunuvuorenranta. The City of Helsinki is organising an international design competition for Kruunusillat, supported by our project development who deliver wide expert services into organizing the competition.

The purpose of the competition is to find a high-quality solution for an environment extremely demanding from the landscape and cultural-historical perspectives. The Kruunusillat bridges shall have a positive effect on Helsinki’s image and shall be a worthy legacy for future.

Pöyry sponsors the European Architectural Student Assembly in June

We sponsor the Wastelands assembly that will gather together 500 architectural students around Europe into Helsinki on 16 to 29 June. The assembly concentrates on investigating and interpreting the theme of Wastelands ¬– on the potential of these spaces “in between”. A 2-week festival consists of workshops, lectures, social interaction and monumental experiences, providing framework for international networking. The city will be an urban laboratory of these young architects and artists.


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