Jätkäsaari – A new maritime inner city district
Jätkäsaari is currently under construction on a southern peninsula recently vacated by a cargo port – only minutes away from the centre of Helsinki.
Jätkäsaari will be built as an urbanflavoured and distinctive part of Helsinki’s city centre, complete with streetfront shops and sidewalk cafés. The distance to the city centre is about 1.5 km.
When Jätkäsaari is completed in the mid- 2020s, it will be home to approximately 16,000 residents and 6,000 jobs. The existing passenger harbour will remain in Jätkäsaari.
A waterfront city district like Jätkäsaari is particularly susceptible to winds. Windiness and sea conditions will be taken into account in land use planning and building design. Jätkäsaari is being planned according to the principles of sustainable development.
In the planning of Jätkäsaari, particular attention is being given to the development of a comprehensive network of pedestrian and cycle paths, as well as a smoothly flowing public transport system, primarily trams.
Town planning is proceeding from area to area according the partial master plan that was confirmed in the year 2006.
Jätkäsaari key figures
- Land area: 100 ha
- Parks: 19,8 ha
- Residential floor area: 600 000 k-m2
- Floor area for workplaces and services: 300 000 k-m2
- Residents: 16,000
- Jobs: 6,000
- Travel time to Helsinki center: 5–10 minutes
- Construction period: 2009–2025