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 with surveys, the ideas competition and the first phases of local detailed planning.
The open international urban ideas competition was launched in May 2019, and the winner will be announced in the spring of 2020. 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 in 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".
Contestants selected for the second phase have until February to develop their entries based on the specified instructions provided by the jury. The City of Tampere will collect the opinions of the residents and other interested parties on the further developed designs in February-March, when the competition entries are placed on display as part of the preparation material of the local detailed plan. The jury will be informed of the feedback received. The jury will announce the winners of the competition in April 2020.