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SOUTH HARBOUR

Returning the harbour to the people

SOUTH HARBOUR

HELSINKI, 2011

The South Harbour in Helsinki has a rich history, which is currently masked by a myriad of strictly functional spaces. This project sets out to do the obvious return the harbour to the PEOPLE of Finland. A few large scale shifts make room for a diverse series of small-scale, water-oriented public uses that ensure a lively space throughout the day and all the seasons. These moves together add up to creating a true Stadi Terassi or Helsinki Terrace, a place for people spilling out from the inner city, and for guests arriving from the waterside. All can find a place along the water to actively engage with its history, culture, and public life.

Credits:
program
public space, harbour facilities, ferry terminals, market hall, museum, cultural facilities, retail, offices, housing, parking

client
City of Helsinki

country
Finland

city
Helsinki

scale
L

team leader
Jason Hilgefort, Kris Schaasberg

partner in charge
Hiroki Matsuura

team
Artur Borejszo, Aleksandar Hrib, Nobuki Ogasahara, Ignas Uogintas, Rene Sangers

collaborators
Royal Haskoning

awards
first prize


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