Cino Zucchi Architects have updated their masterplan for Pasila redevelopment. It would add up to forty story 160m high skyscrapers to the Helsinki skyline, at the moment the highest buildings are about 100m high. Pasila was planned and built as an expansion of the centre of Helsinki, infact as early as Eliel Saarinens’ masterplan which identified it as a new location for a central railway station and expansion of the urban centre.
Anyone who knows Helsinki however knows that while it has many offices and housing, as a functioning part of urban Helsinki life the 70′s and 80′s development has pretty much failed. Judging by the scope of the Zucchi masterplan we will get some good buildings but not a significant improvement to the city.
(photo by Cino Zucchi Architects)