The City of Helsinki in cooperation with the Finnish Association of Landscape Architects (MARK) held an open international ideas competition for the design of Lentoasemanpuisto on the site of the former Malmi Airport.
A total of 34 entries were submitted, presenting alternative ideas and approaches to planning Lentoasemanpuisto. The quality of the competition entries was high overall and they offered the chance to review the park’s future role at the centre of a constructed area from diverse perspectives. The best entries successfully incorporated the area’s natural values, cultural environment and varied functions to create a unique park with a strong identity.
10:00 Opening address
Anni Sinnemäki, deputy mayor for urban environment, City of Helsinki, chair of the competition jury
10:10 Presentation of the competition entries
Vilja Larjosto, landscape architect
Jyrki Sinkkilä, professor of landscape architecture, Aalto University
10:40 How the planning of Lentoasemanpuisto will proceed
Jussi Luomanen, head of urban space and landscape planning, City of Helsinki
10:45 Announcement of the winner
10:50 Comments from the winner
11:00 The event ends