City Living in Jätkäsaari – new fair event in Helsinki

Kaupunkielamaa_blue_engHousing Fair Finland will organize a new urban event in collaboration with the City of Helsinki from 1–9 September 2018. The event will highlight new innovations in urban living and showcase the everyday life of Jätkäsaari residents. The housing fair event City Living in Jätkäsaari will include discussions about urban living in the future, and visitors will be able to get a glimpse into the lives of Jätkäsaari residents, their shared spaces, roof-top saunas, city blocks and their courtyards as well as the parks in the area. Access to the event is free.

A housing fair is a testing platform for various types of housing

The first urban housing event in September will look at living in the city using Jätkäsaari as an example. The themes of the event’s seminars and discussions will include the city as a service, new concepts of housing, the everyday life of the ageing population, communal living, sustainable urban development and people-oriented architecture. The panels will be made up of specialists including urban researchers from the universities of Helsinki, Tampere and Jyväskylä, researchers from the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care, architects working in the housing sector, urban builders and service providers. The seminar programme will be published at the beginning of August.

The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon, an international event for the real estate and construction sectors, will be held over the last weekend of the City Living event. It is part of the World Summit on Digital Built Environment WDBE 2018 to be held on 11 and 12 September. The Hackathon, which will focus on the development of housing and living in Jätkäsaari, will be held in the main building of Vanha Poli, now owned by Kojamo, between 7 and 9 September 2018. The event will be co-organised by KIRA-digi, a company that aims to accelerate the digitalization of public services.

The City of Helsinki invests in the diversity of city living

The housing policy of the City of Helsinki is aimed at balanced urban development and diverse and affordable housing options for people from all different walks of life. This is also the aim in Jätkäsaari, as the city’s objectives for housing production management and financing methods are adhered to. There will be ARA rental flats, Hitas and right of residence flats as well as privately owned and rented flats.

Approximately 6,000 people live in Jätkäsaari, and when the area is completed in the late 2020s there will be more than 20,000 residents. The event will highlight issues such as planning, construction and services in the area. Residents and entrepreneurs in the area have been included in the planning of the event.

Interesting program for residents, families and experts

The City Living event will be perfect for anyone interested in urban housing and living as well as for housing experts. The main venue of the event will be Hyväntoivonpuisto (’the park of good will’), which is to be built in the middle of Jätkäsaari.

An expert program will run throughout the weekdays of the event, with different themes for each day; the Jätkäsaari forum will gather in the afternoons, and the main events in the evening will attract wider audiences. The area will offer entertainment and music for families during both weekends.

Visitors can also visit homes, communal spaces and city blocks in Jätkäsaari.

Welcome to Jätkäsaari, Helsinki to have a City Living experience!


For more information, please contact:

Corporate Collaboration
Mr. Ari Virta, Project Manager +358 400 43 86 23

Seminars and workshops
Kimmo Rönkä, Future Living Specialist 50 339 7550

City Living in Jätkäsaari, Production
Ms. Hanna Arkio-dos Santos, producer +358 (0)40 834 5225