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Kruunusillat Bridge Design Competition to Improve Helsinki

The City of Helsinki is organising an international design competition for Kruunusillat (Crown Bridges). The purpose of the competition is to find in every respect a high-quality solution for an environment extremely demanding from the landscape and cultural-historical perspectives. The Kruunusillat bridges shall have a positive effect on Helsinki’s image and shall be a worthy legacy for future.

The City of Helsinki invites teams with a broad range of competence to participate in the bridge design competition.

Helsinki is designated as World Design Capital 2012 and this competition is part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme.

Objective

The competition is being organised as an international invited competition whose participants will be selected through an application procedure conforming to Finland’s public procurements.

Helsinki has been selected as the World Design Capital 2012. The international design competition for the Kruunusillat bridges is one of Helsinki’s World Design Capital projects that will generate considerable international attention.

The competition task includes the conceptualisation and investigation at the outline plan level of the Kalasatama – Korkeasaari – Palosaari – Kruunuvuorenranta traffic connection. The connection between Kruununhaka and Kalasatama is not part of the competition area. The main emphasis of the task is the design of the connection between Kruunuvuorenranta and Palosaari.

Prizes

Between 5-10 participating teams will be selected for the Kruunusillat bridge design competition based on the teams’ demonstrated competence.

Rules

  • The City of Helsinki invites teams with a broad range of competence to participate in the bridge design competition. The teams should possess expertise in bridge design and engineering, aesthetically high-quality structural design and architecture, landscape architecture, geotechnics, street and traffic planning, bridge cost estimation, environmental impact assessment, and life cycle cost analysis.
  • The language of the competition is English.

How to enter?

You can find all necessary details on the official website within the provided application materials. For additional information concerning the competition application, please email: kruunusillat [at] hel.fi (please replace [at] with @).