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The results of the international design contest for Eteläpuisto park and its environs announced

Published 19.5.2014 12.00

What will Eteläpuisto Park, Nalkala Shore, and the blocks surrounding the Klingendahl factory property in Tampere look like in future? The City of Tampere’s City Centre Project has announced the results of the International Design Contest for Eteläpuisto Park and its Environs. Of the six contest entries, the jury awarded joint first place to the proposals submitted under the pseudonyms “Seelake” and “Sunny Side of the City”.

The City of Tampere aims to make the best possible use of the excellent landscape and location of the competition area by developing it into an active part of the city centre and recreational shore zones. The contest is linked to the Tampere City Centre Development Programme, to the strategic master plan for the city centre, and to other development measures involving the city centre environment.

The competition area is located on the southwestern edge of the Tampere city centre by the southern end of Hämeenpuisto, and on the shore of Tammerkoski Rapids and Lake Pyhäjärvi. The area includes developed blocks, traffic areas, parks, and sports facilities. Some of these are in poor condition and do not live up to the great promise of their central location.

Of the total of 42 requests to participate that were received, a shortlist of six contestants from around Europe was selected to prepare their proposals for developing the contest area. The jury of foreign and Finnish professors, local city planning experts, and Mayors unanimously decided to award joint first place to two contest entries.

Both the winning teams include several nationalities. The international design teams behind the winning pseudonyms are:

– Pseudonym “Seelake”
TOVATT ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS AB, Stockholm, Sweden / City planning and architecture; ATELIER DREISEITL GMBH, Überlingen, Germany / Landscape planning, water services; RAMBOLL Finland, Finland / Transport and infrastructure; Visualization Anna Kunst, GYF; Copyright: TOVATT ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS AB, ATELIER DREISEITL GmbH

– Pseudonym ”Sunny Side of the City”
KCAP Architects&Planners, Zürich, Switzerland; Arkkitehtistudio M&Y Moisala & Ylä-Anttila, Tampere, Finland; Schweingruber Zulauf Landscape Architects; Schweingruber Zulauf Landschaftsarchitekten BSLA , Zürich, Switzerland; Ramboll Finland Oy, Tampere, Finland / Traffic planning; Keoto AG, Zürich, Switzerland/ Sustainable development and energy concept; rendertaxi AC, Aachen, Germany / Visualization studio

The winning contest entries will be developed in order to establish a policy for the land use in the area. During the further planning process, local residents are given an opportunity to participate in the planning of the area as part of the attractive city centre of Tampere.

An exhibition of the contest entries will be on display in Galleria Nottbeck for three weeks from 20th May to 6th June 2014 (Satakunnankatu 18, Finlayson area, Media 54; open at 15.00-18.00 on weekdays, guided tours through the exhibition on Tue 20th May and Tue 27th May 2014 at 17.00, walking tour of the competition area on Tuesday 3rd June 2014 at 17.00-19.00).

Feedback on the contest entries and the planning area can be submitted to the City of Tampere.

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Text Anna-Maria Maunu