Ramboll works on €1.5bn “new centre” of Helsinki

Danish engineer Ramboll is helping to build a €1.5bn mixed-use real estate development in Helsinki’s Pasila district, which its developer YIT claims will be the "new centre" of the Finnish capital when the final phase opens next year.

Covering three city blocks, the scheme, named "Tripla", is focussed on the redevelopment of the old Pasila Railway Station, and features new office, residential and leisure buildings on brownfield land, including an old rail shunting yard.

Also included is the Mall of Tripla, the biggest mall in the Nordic countries. It and the new railway station opened in October.

Ramboll is providing geotechnical, structural and other engineering services on Tripla. The company said the engineering challenges were "exceptionally demanding".

YIT said Tripla "will become one of the most unique urban centres Finland has ever seen".

Pasila station is due to be Finland’s busiest by 2025.

The full completed project is expected to achieve LEED certification, and will have a green roof covering a third of the total roof area.

Ramboll said that a million residents live within half an hour of Tripla, and that 5,000 new residents would be living in Central Pasila by 2040.

Image courtesy of Ramboll

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