In 2014, the City of Tampere purchased some of the lands and waters previously used by the forest industry in order to build the future city district of Hiedanranta. The purchased cove in Näsijärvi came with an enormous mass of wood-derived waste materials, also known as paper mill sludge or “zero fibre". Now, Hiedanranta is serving as a development platform for projects aiming to find use for paper mill sludge that would be financially sensible and clean up the water areas.
In Hiedanranta, you can experiment and develop. Are you interested in a circular economy? Are you looking for partners or a test environment? Do you want to participate in shaping a district of the future? Familiarise yourself with topical development themes and find your way to participate.
The City of Tampere buys the former areas of the Lielahti factory
Ideas for the development of the area from businesses and residents
The gates of Hiedanranta are opened
International ideas competition
Ideas competition results
Local master plan for the inner city
Master planning for the district
Master plan for the district
The first local detailed plans
First residents move in
The construction of the tramway is completed
...The planning and construction will continue approximately until 2045