Finnish cities rarely raise above eight floors. Several high-rise buildings are now being proposed, but none truly create a new district. None of the developments offer new places with naturally contrasting towers creating multidimensional, deep space.
The High-Rise Competition in Pasila creates an excellent possibility to extend the area towards central Helsinki through the Olympic Park. One of the main goals of this proposal is also to bring the rough character of the railyard area up through the new high-rise district to the Pasilansilta bridge. The railyard will be turned into meadows and groves with deciduous trees planted also in the courtyards and on the Plaza in between the towers. This green pedestal links Pasila to the Central Park and via Eläintarha and Töölönlahti to the Kansalaistori square opposite the Parliament of Finland and next to Helsinki Railway station.
I worked mainly for the 1st phase competition and was responsible for the digital model. In the whole process, all the staff with the digital models and physical models were made by me. 5 of those towers' facades were designed by me. Moreover, the basement plan for parking was designed and drew by me. Also I made several diagrams for the final representation.
ALA partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki and Samuli Woolston with Tuulikki Tanska, Saana Koivusalo, Stephanie Polochowitz, Jiaao Liu, Rachel Murray
Site: Helsinki, Finland
Digital model made by Jiaao @ Copyright ALA Architects
FINAL SITE PLAN
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AutoCAD files were made by Jiaao @ Copyright ALA Architects
DIAGRAM WITH BASIC INFORMATION
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