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Propose your plan for Lentoasemanpuisto!

Posted 15 05 2020

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Lentoasemanpuisto (Voima Graphics / City of Helsinki)
Lentoasemanpuisto (Voima Graphics / City of Helsinki)
The purpose of the competition is to find innovative, inspiring, and practically, technically and financially feasible suggestions for the design of Lentoasemanpuisto.

The City of Helsinki welcomes everybody to participate in the open, international ideas competition regarding plans for Lentoasemanpuisto in the former Malmi Airport area, known as the Malmin kenttä area. The competition is organised in cooperation with MARK, the Finnish Association of Landscape Architects. The competition takes place between the 11th of May and the 6th of November 2020.

The purpose of the competition is to find innovative, inspiring, and practically, technically and financially feasible suggestions for the design of Lentoasemanpuisto. The park will function as the central public space for the Malmin kenttä area and is of great importance for the overall identity of the district. Lentoasemanpuisto should also become a new destination for recreation in the city, attracting people from all over Helsinki.

The master plan for the Malmin kenttä area is based on a comprehensive green network, taking into account the various strengths of the area; the former runways, open spaces, long sightlines and connections to neighbouring green areas. This new green network will also invite the residents of surrounding neighbourhoods to an area that has previously been closed off to the public.

The challenge in designing Lentoasemanpuisto lies in combining its rich cultural heritage, natural and ecological values and versatility in function. Furthermore, the park should be distinctive, unique, recognisable and of high quality.

Since construction of the complete area will take several decades, temporary use of the area should also be considered as this may guide the future identity of the park. The results of the competition will be utilised in planning the temporary use of the area as well as the final park design.

  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Type: Open international ideas competition
  • Competition period: 11 May – 6 November, 2020
  • Prizes: 75,000 – 87,000 euros
  • Language: English

More information on the competition can be found here.