Master Plan of the South Port in Helsinki Master Plan of the South Port in Helsinki

Master Plan of the South Port in Helsinki

The designed Master Plan reconnects urban areas separated in the past. While the western shore provides perfect area for sports and various activities, the eastern one will be turned into a vivid urban district giving its future inhabitants a chance to enjoy the view of the sea and its shores. The historical market place is the place where both shores meet and connect; it will be preserved with a minor improvement of roads because it creates an identity of the city as an important element. Moreover, new hubs of economic activities are arranged along the shore that will generate free-time, cultural, recreational and social interactions resulting in new jobs in a broad range of sectors.

Projektový tým
Michal Šourek
Milan Ševčík
Pavel Hřebecký
Tomáš Filgas

The eastern shore will become a city shore opening the city gate. The new built-up area will comprise multifunctional buildings. Typology needs to take account of human aspect and enable wind to run from the sea, including even more important aspect of access to the shore and sea for inhabitants. Angular form of buildings creates intimate public areas contributing to overall feeling and sense of the place. While the eastern shore is transformed into a vivid urban district, the western shore provides area for various sport activities. The area of Ehrensromintie Street will be used to extend Laivasillan puistikko and Myllyrinne park. The streets of Laivasillankat will be turned into green corridors and only tramways will remain on their place. Historical Tahtiominmaki vuori Park is connected to new urban beaches at Makasini terminal. The new urban beach uses hydrothermal energy within the geothermal energy system from the ventilation system of underground premises. This provides permanent solution for all-year use of the place.

The eastern shore will become a city shore opening the city gate. The new built-up area will comprise multifunctional buildings. Typology needs to take account of human aspect and enable wind to run from the sea, including even more important aspect of access to the shore and sea for inhabitants. Angular form of buildings creates intimate public areas contributing to overall feeling and sense of the place. While the eastern shore is transformed into a vivid urban district, the western shore provides area for various sport activities. The area of Ehrensromintie Street will be used to extend Laivasillan puistikko and Myllyrinne park. The streets of Laivasillankat will be turned into green corridors and only tramways will remain on their place. Historical Tahtiominmaki vuori Park is connected to new urban beaches at Makasini terminal. The new urban beach uses hydrothermal energy within the geothermal energy system from the ventilation system of underground premises. This provides permanent solution for all-year use of the place.