What is it about?

Just like the rest of the city and its residents, Töölönlahti is constantly evolving. In autumn 2018, the City of Helsinki and the operator network of Töölönlahti collected ideas and wishes from the city’s residents with an online survey in order to develop the area. They got more than one thousand responses. Thanks to all of those who replied!

Experiences in nature, sports, culture – and cafés

Offering people experiences in nature in an urban setting was highlighted as a significant development area in the online survey. Utilising the water area and creating more areas people can spend time in, whilst also increasing the amount of light infrastructure to better facilitate sports and exercise, seem to interest residents, based on the material collected. In addition to this, the material also contains wishes to utilise the bay itself along with the water element. Out of the options provided, pedal boats, city boats for loan and SUP boards were most popular. In fact, Skipperi, a company renting boats, started operations in Töölönlahti in the beginning of summer 2019. Increasing and improving café services were also among the things residents wanted for Töölönlahti, much like increasing and improving outdoor sports facilities. Respondents wanted the area surrounded by cultural institutions to contain more installations combining light art, art and natural elements, as well as music performances and various communal events.

Increasing and improving café services were also among the things residents wanted for Töölönlahti, much like increasing and improving outdoor sports facilities. Respondents wanted the area surrounded by cultural institutions to contain more installations combining light art, art and natural elements, as well as music performances and various communal events.

Töölönlahti’s operator network will be utilising both material from the survey and input from the Töölönlahti-themed discussion event held last autumn in planning what’s next for the area. Over 30 operators are taking part in Töölönlahti’s development project, and the undertaking is being led by the City of Helsinki’s Culture and Leisure Division.

Contributing to the new vision

The transformation process is being led by the City of Helsinki’s Culture and Leisure Division. In addition, more than 30 operators in the Töölönlahti area have joined in.

Aalto University
Amos Rex
Ateneum
Designmuseo
Eduskunta
Finlandia-talo
HAM
Helsingin Jäähalli
Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri
Helsingin juhlaviikot
Helsingin kaupunginpuutarha
Helsingin kaupunkiympäristön toimiala
Helsinki Marketing
Helsingin Kaupunginteatteri
Helsingin yliopisto
Jänö
KAVI

Kiasma
Kansallismuseo
Korjaamo
Lukukeskus
Musiikkitalo
Olympiastadion
Ravintola Töölönranta
Suomen Kansallisooppera

Sanoma-konserni
Sininen huvila
Taidehalli
Taideyliopisto
Urheilumuseo
Villa Kivi
Yle