Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2014 - Page 6

Photo: Ari Karttunen / EMMA Helsinki is one of the up-and-coming cultural cities on the international radar. Spurred on by World Design Capital 2012 honours, the pocket-sized metropolis is now considering whether to add a Guggenheim museum to its celebrated waterfront. Pages 12–13. Shopping centre Ainoa opened its doors in October 2013, energising the Tapiola commercial Centre. Ainoa promises to become a real meeting place for the local community – and a key piece of the puzzle in giving Tapiola the beauty treatment she deserves. Pages 50–51. 02 Editorial 06 Richard Armstrong wants to build a new Guggenheim museum in Helsinki 12 Culture drives cities, cities push culture 14 The Finnish Travel & Tourism sector is poised for a major breakthrough 15 THE ANGLE by Deputy Mayor of the City of Helsinki, Hannu Penttilä 16 Metsähallitus embarks on its most ambitious real estate development project yet 18 New urban revolution is cooking in the fringe areas 20 Metro Magic 25 Under Construction 26 Tapiola, Otaniemi and Keilaniemi join forces to create the most innovative trio 29 Aalto University is building a true heart for its historic main campus 30 Green-edge communities rising in Espoo 31 Helsinki seeks to reinvent the waterfront – and beyond 36 YIT sets out to create a true superhub in Pasila 38 Skanska’s new workplace concept cuts down on square metres and boosts productivity 40 4 THE ANGLE by CEO of YIT, Kari Kauniskangas Nordicum