Last summer’s wildly popular open-air food court in the city’s iconic Senate Square will make a comeback next summer in a new location: an outdoor terrace is now being planned for Kasarmitori Square. Two separate interactive events related to the Kasarmitori Square open-air food court and street activities will be held online on 25 March: One at 8:00–9:00 for businesses and the other at 17:00–19:00 for residents.Read more »
Finland's plan to build a new museum for architecture and design has taken an important step today as the Ministry of Education and Culture, along with the City of Helsinki, have established a new project organization to coordinate the planning of the new museum. Kaarina Gould – former Program Director of Helsinki’s World Design Capital year in 2012, current Executive Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York – has been appointed to lead the project. A high-level steering group has been formed to supervise the project, with Timo Laitinen, Director General of Finland’s State Treasury, as Chair.Read more »
Helsinki aims to be the best city in the world in the utilisation of digitalisation. In order to achieve this goal, Helsinki is conducting agile trials that explore how artificial intelligence and robotic process automation can be utilised in City services.Read more »
The Arabia Comprehensive School in Helsinki has launched a new tool for design learning known as ARMU. The school has adopted ARMU in teaching during the current autumn season. The tool is a teaching aid developed by three crafts teachers of the school. It offers teachers instruments and models for the use of design in various subject studies.Read more »
The architectural competition for Elielinaukio Square and Asema-aukio Square is starting on Friday 20 November. The aim of the competition is to find a functional overall plan for the area, to serve as the basis for preparing the revision of the area’s local detailed plan. The planning principles for the area were approved by the Urban Environment Committee in November.Read more »
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