Weaving urban fabrics
Site Location Hyvinkää
Project Scales L - urban + architecture
Site Family CREATING PROXIMITIES - Third spaces in-between
Post-competition phase Detailed development plans and urban studies in collaboration with the municipality
How Can the Site Contribute to the Productive City?
Hyvinkää city centre is located on two sides of the main rail line of Finland. On the east side there is a new shopping quarter, housing and administrational, recreational and cultural services embedded in old industrial buildings. The western side is less defined and lacks character. West from the project area there’s a former train yard that is being developed into an urban district including housing and public services.
The objective is to find an urban concept for the project area with various functions including productive uses. The different sides of the rail line should also be better connected to one another. The new urban concept will be used as a guideline to develop the area with various land owners and other stakeholders.