Töölöntori (Töölö square), is a proposal to revitalise one of the most significant urban spaces in Helsinki, into an attractive and inviting public square. The design proposal brings forward the square’s original size ratio of 2:1 but also reveils the significant character of the existing housing blocks surrounding the square. An impressive, yet simple and elegant wooden structure has been proposed to house a new, indoor food market which will become the central acitivty point of the square. The proposal improves its functionality through small interventions like: enriching its greenery with new trees, replacing and improving the materiality of the surfaces , and positioning new urban furniture like benches. The centre of the square is an open space for seasonal activities like concerts and an ice-skating ring. A central water fountain installation brings the square to life when no temporary events are taking place. The square’s urban character comes together by adjusting the traffic routes and landcaping the urban space with new vegetation, outdoor lighting and more inviting materials.
|Status||Competition 1.st price|
|Client||City of Helsinki|