The Strip is in the heart of the Aviapolis core area
Aviapolis, next to the Helsinki Airport, is one of the most interesting airport city developments around the world. Aviapolis will evolve as an attractive, livable and diverse city. Helsinki Airport and Aviapolis next to it have a significant role in the economic development of Helsinki Metropolitan Area, as well as in the whole of Finland.
The heart of the Aviapolis is Aviapolis Core
Aviapolis Core is located next to the Aviapolis railway station. Aviapolis Core will be built as the most compact, diverse and walkable area in Aviapolis. It is an area with urban ambience, high quality and with strong image and identity. The area will be home for 2,000-4,000 inhabitants and there will be 10,000 jobs. It is easily accessible and will work as an intern traffic node. It is the place where the airport and the city meet forming together a unique investment opportunity in Finland.
The vision and concept plan of Aviapolis Core area
The concept has been designed by Møller Architects. It was prepared in collaboration with the City of Vantaa, Finavia, land owners and real estate developers: LAK Real Estate Oy,
Antilooppi Management Oy, NCC Property Development Oy, Skanska CDF Oy, SRV Yhtiöt Oyj and Technopolis Oyj.
The plan is based on a strip, 100% walk friendly connection with a series of urban nodes alongside it. The strip itself becomes a connection and a destination, it will be a lively urban space. Along the strip different programs create different characteristics, inviting all kind of users. A future pedestrian traffic will flow along the strip, and over time this flow will reshape its surroundings just as much as it adapts to its birth as a phenomenon in a masterplan.
The Strip will evolve into an urban experience
The strip is a place for attractive, dynamic, sustainable and innovative urban life. An active vibrant urban district in which the spirit of the surroundings provides new urban experiences. Its very specific atmosphere is created by the clashes of many different experiences and activities. The strip needs many different activities to become lively and vibrant. These functions and the space they inhabit should inspire necessary everyday activities as well as recreation. The goal is to create a vibrant, safe and secure urban life.
The spatial qualities of the strip are crucial for the strip’s own identity, particularly the sequences and facilities for people that will intensify the activity and security preceived in these new urban spaces.
The strip’s public spaces should vary in size, function, expression and character. Both urban spaces and buildings should be new destinations and attractions in the area and should contribute to the overall quality of the site.
The plan supports long term vision
“The vision - ”A walk-friendly airport-city in nature“( nature+city+airport ) - is natural and realistic. The strong concept - the Strip - is strong enough to create an unique environment and a specific neighborhood. The strategy is resilient enough for a long time building.” comments Antti Nousiainen, Director, Skanska CDF.
With this plan we pave the way for the realization of an airport-city that sets new standars for quality of life in an active, dense and mixed urban development.
"In general, the aim for uniqueness can vary, in Aviapolis it´s an absolute must! Aviapolis has to transform into a place adding uniqueness and new values for people visiting, working or living there. Every attempt to endure problematic conditions (e.g. living next to a large airport) without turning or adding conditions into valuable assets, will fail. Let´s create new multiple synergies in the Airport city and establish a new destination.” comments Danyal Taylan from C.F. Møller Architects.
Aviapolis will become famous for it´s city life created by a mix of residential properties, commercial facilities, retail premises, night life, public and cultural facilities, all interacting in an aiport environment. Together, these elements will make Aviapolis appear as a new role model in the constitution of future airport cities.