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Viinikanlahti district in a city model image.


The exhibition of the Viinikanlahti competition is held at Gallery Nottbeck in the Finlayson area from 2–9 October 2020. Open 12:00–18:00 every day. Address: Satakunnankatu 18 A, 1st floor. The exhibition is, for the most part, in Finnish.

The exhibition includes scale models, pictures, and videos. The winning competition entry of the international ideas competition 2019–2020, “Lakes & Roses", has been fitted as part of a 3D printed model of the centre of Tampere in 2030.

The exhibition is part of the programme of the Tampere Design and Architecture Week 2020. Free entrance. Welcome!

Planning and development

By 2030, the Viinikanlahti area will have been redeveloped and incorporated into the Tampere city centre. The area currently houses a wastewater treatment plant, which will be relocated. The planning of the new residential area and green areas will commence during 2019–2020 with surveys, the ideas competition and the first phases of local detailed planning.

The open international urban ideas competition was launched in May 2019. The competition programme was published and the competition website opened on 15 May 2019. The answers concerning the competition task, the developed Weup aerial map and additional background information were published on 19 June 2019.

The first phase of the competition ended on 27 September 2019. By the set deadline, a total of 57 entries were submitted to the competition under a pseudonym. Competition entries submitted in the first phase can be viewed on the competition website.

The second phase of the competition started and its competition programme was published on 14 November 2019. The jury selected six competition entries for the second phase. The pseudonyms of these entries are "Divercity", "Lakes & Roses", "SoBa", "Pärske", "Greenikka" and "Natural Alliance".

Competitors selected for the second phase had until February 2020 to develop their entries based on the specified instructions provided by the jury. All six pseudonyms selected for the second phase submitted their further developed competition entries by the set deadline, i.e. 14 February 2020. The second phase competition entries were published on the competition website on 20 February 2020.

The competition entries submitted in the second phase of the urban ideas competition and completed surveys were displayed from 20 February to 12 March 2020 as part of the preparatory material of the local detailed plan. During that time, feedback could be submitted to the City of Tampere regarding the material. The jury was informed of the feedback received. A public meeting was organised regarding the local detailed plan on 5 March 2020.

The jury made its decision on the result of the competition on 25 March 2020. The result was announced on 17 April 2020 by using digital means. The evaluation minutes and other new material related to the competition have been published on the competition website.

The winner of the competition is the pseudonym Lakes & Roses. The jury praised its excellent overall approach to the urban and landscape architecture, and the clarity of the cityscape. The revealed author of the entry is Architecturestudio NOAN from Tampere and Helsinki, Finland.

The City of Tampere will continue to develop and plan the Viinikanlahti area, based on the winning competition entry, the jury’s recommendations issued on 17 April 2020, and the City Board’s policy issued on 8 June 2020. The local detailed planning unit and the Five-star City Centre development programme will be jointly responsible for further planning.

It is estimated that the preparation material of the Viinikanlahti local detailed plan will next be placed on display during the winter 2021–2022, when feedback can be submitted regarding the plan.

International urban ideas competition

View from the new rose garden.
Competition entry "Lakes & Roses".
View from the new pedestrian bridge.
Competition entry "Lakes & Roses".
Overall plan of the area.
Competition entry "Lakes & Roses".

Press releases

Further information

Urban ideas competition 2019‒2020 and further planning starting in 2020
Project Development Manager Minna Seppänen Tel. +358 40 150 9857

Local detailed planning 2019‒2023
Project Architect Anna Hyyppä Tel. +358 40 800 7905