COALESCENT GRAFT | Generative Revitalization of the Helsinki South Harbour

Competition Entry, 2011

Location :  Helsinki, Finland

The project seeks to extend the character districts surrounding the South Harbour to the waterfront by grafting the essence of their vital features into the existing seams between them, thereby providing a more engaging front to the sea and boosting the vitality of the harbour. 

Sutured by unimpeded pedestrian and bikeway access, and energized by various interactive public programs, the grafts coalesce to create a new image centre for Helsinki, a revitalized gateway to the city and a vast new civic amenity. 

 
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 Sectional conditions illustrating new connection to the waterfront along the harbour promenade

Sectional conditions illustrating new connection to the waterfront along the harbour promenade

 
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 Kino Theatre extension, plaza and pavilion

Kino Theatre extension, plaza and pavilion

 Convention center and promenade

Convention center and promenade

 Makasini green terraces and multi-use lofts

Makasini green terraces and multi-use lofts

 Market square, fountain deck and amphitheatre

Market square, fountain deck and amphitheatre