Huimaus: Helsinki rakentaa korkealle

Translated title of the contribution: Vertigo: Helsinki builds high

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional


In the middle of the 2010s, Helsinki is an arena bubbling with aspirations
for growth. In the municipal development plan (city plan) of 2016, the image
of Helsinki as a low, stone city on the shore combines with the objective of a
growing and compact urban centre. In discussions on Helsinki, the ideas of
an efficient thriving city get repeated. Building high and its role in the city
has once again become part of the conversation. From Pasila to the shores
of the city centre, in Jätkäsaari and Kalasatama, high rise towers are seen as
one tool of the city’s growth. How are these growth aspirations realized? A critical view.
Translated title of the contributionVertigo: Helsinki builds high
Original languageFinnish
Title of host publicationKaupungin Piirteet
EditorsJuha Ilonen
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2017
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


  • urban design
  • architecture
  • history of architecture


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