CO-OP City

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CO-OP City, New Nordic Neighbourhood is a visionary competition entry for the Nordic Built Cities challenge organised by Nordic Innovation. The proposal won the local prize as well as the second prize in the overall competition with entries from all of the Nordic countries.

The proposal focuses on community planning and involvement; local circular economy solutions; gradual transformation and building of the district, it´s public spaces and structures. The industrial site of Kera is going through a complete transformation in the coming decades and it hosts vast industrial halls, which would be utilised in several ways during the construction process for example for storage and temporary use, and once demolished as a source of landscaping and construction materials.

CO-OP City emphasizes the importance of great public spaces and neighbourhoods which connect the residents to their home district. Päivi Raivio’s role in the competition team was to develop the early stages implementation and placemaking strategies to build a strong identity for the area. The plan also included different forms of temporary use and public art programme to reinforce the area’s identity and community building process.

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CO-OP City team members:
BM-Architects (FI)
Päivi Raivio (FI)
Setlementtiasunnot Oy (FI)
Forum Virium Helsinki (FI)