For a considerable period of time, Pasila has served as the main intersection of Finnish rail traffic, with all trains to and from Helsinki stopping at Pasila railway station. In the future, the new Central Pasila area will unite East and West Pasila, forming a lively centre providing housing, offices and great number of diverse services.
Currently housing some 8,600 residents and over 25,000 jobs, Pasila will experience construction continuing until the 2040s when its population is forecast to grow to 20,000 people. By then, there will be new premises constituting together more than one million square meters of floor space, with Pasila providing work for over 50,000 people.
Pasila is also a quarter of leisure activities, with events held at Hartwall Areena and The Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, together with shops, restaurants, hotels, theatres and numerous services attracting visitors from near and far.
An international plot assigment and architectural competition – Pasila One >>
Pasila area by 2040:
- 1,000,000m2 of new office space
- 500,000m2 of housing
- 40,000 new jobs
- 12,000 new inhabitants