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Stara makes sure that we can all live in a clean and functional Helsinki. You can see us repairing buildings, planting trees and shrubberies, laying streets and cycling lanes and keeping the city clean.

We also take care of the city's meadows and forests, outdoor art and public utility services, as well as squares and plazas.

Stara's roots run deep in the history of Helsinki and the construction office established in 1878, which was tasked with maintaining the city's fixed property and carrying out construction and repair work. Since 2009, Stara has been taking care of Helsinki as an independent department.