Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2014 - Page 55

use the European Capital of Culture (2011) momentum to advance cultural pursuits on all fronts. One of the fruits of this labour is the culture superhub known as Logomo, located just off the railway station. “Our commitment to culture is not a thing for a year or two – it is an on-going, long-term commitment.” Total Package But what does the Growth Corridor mean in practice, if one is to look at urban development in Turku? Turto replies by saying that there are various elements that come together under the plan: there is the Turku Science Park, the linking Itäharju area, railroad yard, Logomo and soon-to-be-realised city districts Linnakaupunki and Skanssi. “All of these areas benefit from the Growth Corridor strategy and have something to contribute,” he believes. The crown jewel in the City’s plans is the Turku Science Park, one of the biggest and oldest innovation parks in the land. There are plans to realise a world-class hitech campus area in the park which has a long and successful history of bridging the academic with the corporate. Turku Science Park Ltd, as the business development company of ѡ