First OmaStadi voting was a success

The voting phase of OmaStadi concluded at the end of October. The number of registered participants was 69,284. The number of voters was 49,705. The voter turnout reached almost eight percent. This was the biggest electronic voting event arranged by the public sector in Finland.

The Inaugural Helsinki Biennial 2020 Announces Preview List of Artists

Entitled The Same Sea, the inaugural edition of the Helsinki Biennial 2020 will reflect on the notion of interdependence: every action and thing is connected, and supports the whole. Curated by Pirkko Siitari, Head of Exhibitions at HAM Helsinki Art Museum and Taru Tappola, HAM’s Head of Public Art, the biennial will bring together around 35 leading Finnish and international artists and groups of artists.

Helsinki waterfront route to have 120 new sites for services and better signage

A unique feature of Helsinki is the city’s 130-kilometre-long waterfront route open to use by citizens and service providers. It will be increasingly easy in the future to develop services for waterfront areas.

Digitalisation is an opportunity to build the most functional city in the world

Helsinki wants to be the most functional city in the world. Above all, functionality means smoothness as you go about your daily life. Using digitalisation as a means, the City intends to develop services that anticipate the needs of the Helsinkians and meet their requirements in an increasingly individual manner.

Mustikkamaa heat storage caves under construction

The Helsinki energy company Helen is building Finland’s largest heat storage facility in former undergroundoil storage caves in the Mustikkamaa island. The reconverted caves will store hot water. The amount of hot water that can be stored in the caves corresponds to 40 times the amount of water in the pools of the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.