1 1- Little Forest 2- Big Slide 3- Under the Steps Gallery 4- Green Slope 5- Swimming Pool 6- Hot Tub 7- Wood Beach 8- Bio Swale 9- Big Screen 10- Amphitheatre 11- Rocky Beach 12- Playground 13- Shipping Container Folly 14- Revolving Fishermen s Market 15- Rock Climbing Wall 16- Sauna 17-Public Lounge South harbor emerges as a dynamic urban space and responds to lack of a lively waterfront urban life in Helsinki. To become active, the site offers continuous transformation in its program, connects to the larger networks, and adapts according to seasonal needs. Thus, South Harbor unfolds as an urban space for the use of residents and visitors, a place where people pass their free time, as they desire. A progressive urban space, that constantly asks for inventive ideas to emerge. Culture and recreation, education and leisure, agriculture and business all happen within this site. Activities are layered on a topographic landscape, which connects the site to the street and enables future climate change approaches.
2 Little Forest Little Forest is a trail covered with local trees. This is a serene space where one can hide in from the noisy urban surrounding, to read or to sleep on the hammocks or to hike or bike on the hills. Swimming pool Ice Skating rink A swimming pool in summer turns into an ice skating rink in winter to add a joyful experience to the public space. Swimming is a playful activity and a public pool a pleasurable urban space. children s pool, diving deck, and professional lines are all included to attract each swimmer. Indoor Public Space Green Slopes Green Slopes protect the site from storm surges. They shape a topographic landscape where people can rest within the green space and enjoy the harbor view. Planted spaces, trees, urban agriculture, and swales collectively compose an enjoyable, green space for walking, biking, siting, and working. Shipping Container Follies Existing shipping containers on site transform into artist studios, cafes, and small shops. These follies appear where needed, as works of art, follies ask for creativity to become and enable entrepreneurial spirits. In addition they provide access to the elevated street, create view terraces on their roof, and define courtyards in between them. Hot Tub Public hot tubs offer a relaxing experience within the site. Located within two points in the site, they enhance both the sauna and swimming pool experience. At nights they allow a rest from an exhausting workday. Under the Steps Gallery A stepped landscape connects the elevated street to the site and the harbor, engaging with this section in the language of topography. Steps become green space and accommodate trees, they become benches offer resting places. Under the steps, a gallery space presents international exhibitions as well as curating for local art. Big Screen Open Space An open space and an amphitheater transforms with the events it hosts. This is a space for gatherings, free speeches, concerts, and screenings; a public space for people to occupy and for inventive ideas to emerge. Revolving Fishermen s Market A revolving corridor extends in the water to offer another relation with the water. Visitors descend from the stairs to the corridor to experience a closer harbor view. This corridor offers a counter for the fishermen s product display and thus becomes a bazaar within the water. A building-non building, and an indoor-outdoor public space provides shelter from the harsh winter weather. Inside it includes a sauna, children s playground, and a public lounge. Outside it incompasses an amphitheater, a public space on the roof which connects the ground-level urban space to the section and allows for harbor views. Beach A wood or rocky surface slightly bends to connect the site to the water. By eliminating the edge between these two, this surface allows for access to the water. In summer it becomes a beach and in winter it stretches the frozen harbor into the site.
3 Plants Urban Agriculture Seating Path Bioswale Children s Pool Beach Bioswale Green Slopes protect the site from storm surges. They offer spaces for growing agricultural products; for hoby and business and education. Plants, trees, agriculture, and bioswales creates an enjoyable, green space for walking, biking, siting, and working. Each slope is designed through an open competition. Use Walking Growing food Biking Designer Agriculturure Bioswales Scientist Steps Swimming Pool/ Ice Skating Rink A swimming pool in summer turns into an ice skating rink in winter to add a joyful experience to the public space. Swimming is a playful sport and a public pool a pleasurable urban space. Children s pool, diving deck, and a professional pool are all included to attract each swimmer. Gallery Small Shop Roof Terrace Court yard Elevated Street Greenhouse Tram Access Diving Deck Shade Swimming Ice Skating Sun Bathing Playing Elevated Street Professional pool Bioswales Hill Cafe Steps Dining Culture activity Shopping Greenhouse Athlete Seating Green Space s Studios Shipping Container Follies Existing shipping containers on site transform into artist studios, cafes, and small shops. These follies appear where needed, as works of art, follies ask for creativity to become and enable entrepreneurial spirits. In addition they provide access to the elevated street, create view terraces on their roof, and define courtyards in between them. Designer Entrepreneur Businessman Gallery Under the Steps A stepped landscape connects the elevated street to the site and the harbor, engaging with this section in the language of topography. Steps are used as green space for planting trees, or are used as benches for resting. Under the steps, a gallery space presents international exhibitions as well as curating for local art. Cultural activity Walking Designer Curator Businessman
4 Big Steps Roof Open Space Public Lounge Children s playground Amphitheatre Indoor Playground Photovoltaic Panels Food court Sauna s Studios Sloped Surface Open Space- Big Screen This is an open public space for people to occupy, a space for gatherings, free speeches, concerts, and screenings. This open space becomes a point where public voices are heard, inventive ideas are exhibited and The design for South Harbor urban stage is choreographed, politically, by announcing that Helsinki belongs to all its residents, socially, by connecting and encouraging interaction between people and agents, culturally by representing local and global art, and environmentally by including nature and managing water. Big Screen Pop Up Container Indoor- Outdoors Public Space Indoor public space provides shelter from harsh winter. Includes a spacious lounge for Helsinki residents to pass their free time in and for tourists to rest. For families it offers indoors and outdoors playgrounds. In addition the program includes public saunas traditional Helsinki s public space. The roof reaches to outside urban space by steps and an open amphitheater. These elements stretch the ground-level-urban-life onto the building roof and connect it with the structure. Designed through a public competition this structure asks for inventive approaches and creative ideas both for program and form. Amphitheatre
5 1- Clear the site turn it back into an empty beach. 2- Create topography. 3- Connect the site to the water s edge. 4- Include Nature and introduce a green corridor. Emulating the historic characteristics of the site, the project proposes a topographic landscape to connect the existing elevated street to the water s edge. This landscape which covers the also and defines the buildings and elements within itself. To protect the South Harbor from storm surge and to manage the storm water run off from the adjacent streets, this topography includes green slopes which act as barriers and deep bioswales which collect the runoff. Each part of this topography is designed and constructed through time and by holding public design competitions.
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