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Innovative Hiedanranta

Hiedanranta will be created with the help of innovations and cooperation

In the vision, Hiedanranta becomes an attractive lakeside district for 25,000 residents and 10,000 employees. Innovations and cooperation will be required for creating an inspiring, vibrant, smart and sustainable city district – a CO2 negative Hiedanranta, which will produce more than it consumes. Innovative Hiedanranta already functions as a development environment and a cooperation platform for smart and sustainable urban development projects and experiments.

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The future Hiedanranta will comprise three subareas: the centre, the Lake City and the New Lielahti. The objective is to create homes for 25,000 residents and 10,000 jobs in the district.

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Business generated out of paper mill sludge in Hiedanranta

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.

Innovation activities

Innovation activities

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.

Where we are now

Hiedanranta timeline


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


Construction begins


First residents move in


The construction of the tramway is completed


...The planning and construction will continue approximately until 2045


Project Manager Tiina Sahakari Tel. +358444235610

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