Welcome to hear about a design-build competition for Finland's prime location

A design-build competition for Finland’s new central business and residential district will be launched in autumn 2015.

The State of Finland and the City of Helsinki are seeking a developer for the Pasila tower area close to Helsinki city centre by means of a design-build competition. A high-quality residential, office and business entity comprising 150,000–200,000 square metres of floor area is being planned for Pasila.

The winner of this design-build competition will be selected on the basis of the quality of the plan. The winning developer will be able to purchase the right to develop in a designated starting area and build a complete project there in accordance with their plan.

The project should contain 8–10 towers of at least 15 storeys. A total of 1–2 high-rise buildings should be realized for the start-up area. The right to build will cover 20,000–35,000 square metres of floor-space. In addition, the winner will have the opportunity to purchase the rights to build in what is designated as the option area – totalling 40,000–60,000 square metres of floorspace.

A seminar will be arranged on 3 December 2014 for those interested in participating in the Helsinki High-rise competition. The full-day seminar will take place in the YLE (Finland's national public service broadcasting company) auditorium in Pasila, in the vicinity of the competition area.

The seminar will provide information on Helsinki and the Pasila area from several perspectives. We will discuss Helsinki as a business environment, the development of the Pasila area located near the city centre, and the significant investments that are being started in the area. The seminar will present information on the content of the upcoming competition.

We invite all parties interested in the competition to Helsinki to hear interesting remarks and engage in discussions with us. The detailed programme for the seminar is published on our website at www.helsinkihighrise.fi.

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