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, 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 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 will be 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 will be displayed from 20 February to 12 March 2020 as part of the preparatory material of the local detailed plan. During that time, feedback can be submitted to the City of Tampere regarding the material. The jury will be informed of the feedback received. A public meeting will be organised regarding the local detailed plan on 5 March 2020. Further information can be found on the Finnish Viinikanlahti website.
The jury will announce the winners of the competition on 17 April 2020.