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1 Case Marja-Vantaa: Introduction of a new housing area Nordic Cleantech Solutions Reijo Sandberg Project Director Marja-Vantaa Project City of Vantaa

2 Vantaa - Vanda The fourth biggest city in Finland Inhabitants (2008) Area, km Inhabitants per km2 736 Municipal tax rate Traces of human habitation date back 7000 years First mentioned in a document in years older than the capital, Helsinki Became an independent city in 1974 The coat of arms includes a fishtail as a reminder of the salmon in the River Vantaa

3 Finland s oldest railway runs through Vantaa Tikkurila railway station was built in 1862 To day it takes 15 min from Tikkurila to Helsinki.

4 Development of railway network for passenger traffic in Helsinki region 2014 Ring Rail Line Marja-Vantaa 1991 Martinlaakso- Vantaankoski 1975 Huopalahti- Martinlaakso 1862 Helsinki- Hämeenlinna 1903 Helsinki- Karjaa

5 VANTAAN KAUPUNKI Helsinki-Vantaa Airport was taken into use during the Helsinki Olympics in 1952

6 What does Marja Vantaa literally mean? marja = berry Vantaa = name of a city Berry-Vantaa Marja= female name In this case, Marja is a combination of Finnish words, meaning the continuation of the local urban rail from Martinlaakso suburban centre to the main railway.

7 Urban Growth in Helsinki Metropolitan Area Population in 1950 Helsinki Espoo Vantaa Total Growth Population in Helsinki Espoo Vantaa Total

8 Growth of Population in Helsinki Region 0,9 million % ,2 million + 25% 1,5 million 2025

9 Growth of working places in Helsinki Region empl % empl % empl.

10 Population from 1870 up to 2004 a forecast for 2030 in Vantaa Total growth in 1950 s growth in 1960 s growth in 1970 s growth in 1980 s growth in 1990 s growth forecast Loss of part of Vantaa area to Helsinki

11 Marja-Vantaa is in Helsinki Metropolitan area - the last unbuilt suburban centre - the last large unbuilt area for a retailing and commercial services which also allows large retail units Possibilities of a new development area called Marja-Vantaa The natural growing possibilities of Helsinki Metropolitan area are in the north Nature reserve Airport Nature reserve Ring Road III to St Petersburg New harbour Helsinki city centre

12 Marja-Vantaa project area in Helsinki region Marja-Vantaa project Helsinki Vantaa airport Ring Road III = E 18 to St Petersburg Highway 3 Helsinki city centre

13 Project area Project area is nowadays mainly forest area. There area two small housing areas from 1960 s and three industrial areas from 1960 s and 1980 s. Highway3 Ring Road III

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15 Inhabitants Today there are living inhabitants. In the future there will live at least inhabitants. Planned new residential areas: At least sq m 2 ( homes) Marja-Vantaa a new large development area by the Ring Rail Line The centre of Marja-Vantaa will probably be planned more effective as been thought to make the new Ring Rail Line profitable. Working places Today there are working places in Marja- Vantaa. In the future there will working places Planned new areas for business and commercial activities: sq m 2 Ring Rail Line Only by rail it is reasonable to transport such many inhabitants and employees.

16 Aircraft noise guides land use planning Why there are so many working places instead of housing? Noise abatement and sound insulation in building against aircraft noise is of vital importance in Marja-Vantaa Housing Jobs: Housing is not possible due to aircraft noise.

17 Marja-Vantaa principle land use of large new housing areas THE WINNER OF MARJA - VANTAA IDEAS FOR CITY LIVING COMPETITION, MARCH 2008 Highway to Helsinki Fruit called Wanda / Harris Kjisik Oy, Finland Kivistö station

18 Keimola area s identity will be linked to the old Keimola racing course s history VANTAAN KAUPUNKI

19 A new VANTAAN lighthouse KAUPUNKI from the old control tower of racing course by the highway? Identity to a new residential area Using the old racing course as streets in residential area? A traffic park for children?

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21 the place for many kind of meetings sustainable environment There were 4 stones in the beginning of the path new renaissance of city planning technical know how

22 THE PLACE FOR MANY KIND OF MEETINGS nature meets the high technology art meets the everyday life the traffic knot: highway railway airway waterway NEW RENAISSANCE OF CITY PLANNING cooperation has the power! interdisciplinary to be honoured! the art back to the architecture! SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT photo: Heimo Rajaniemi ecology, low-energy, rainwaters, etc. the art of earth, enviroment, etc. new environmental technology TECHNICAL KNOW HOW Siperian flying squirrels moved the ring rail line bridges, masts, public services houses, etc. as identity buildings, also the new life of the old tower of Keimola racing course story of the stations / colours, music? the quality of the public outside areas / squares, parks, pedestrian, etc.

23 dwelling -the four seasons of life cycle living: childhood, youth, adulthood, old age work -employment premises at a nationally and an internationally scenic location f u n c t i o n a l i t y traffic -a public transportation city and a first-rate intersection of four systems: highway, railway, airway, waterway recreation v i s u a l -prerequisites for good living in a safe and healthy landscape of exercise and outdoor recreation a p p e a r a n c e services -the most beautiful commercial city in Europe culture -culture breathes life into the city s u s t a i n a b l e e n v i r o n m en t

24 Energy policy Vantaa Energy Ltd is one of Finland s largest urban energy companies. The company is owned by the City of Vantaa (60 %) and the City of Helsinki (40 %). Vantaa Energy produces and sells electricity and district heating. In addition, it offers natural gas for the requirements of industry. The company is responsible for the construction and maintenance of district heating networks in Vantaa. A significant part of the electricity is generated efficiently at the Martinlaakso combined heat and power plant, which uses natural gas and coal as its main fuels. 3,5 km

25 Energy policy Martinlaakso Power Plant power production capacity 195 MW heat output 330 MW high temperature boiler 60 MW District heating network heating plants 9 units transportable heating plants 1 unit heat output 592 MW District heating pipelines 439 km Gas pipelines 19 km

26 Climate change/energy policy Vantaan Energy Ltd and City of Vantaa have started a study for the case of Marja-Vantaa energy supply, to found realistic alternatives for energy supply/production. It will be done by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The meaning of local, regional and innovative energy solutions has increased lately. These new solutions can have influence to city planning. Vantaan Energy Ltd and City of Vantaa want to study new possiblities to produce/deliver heat and even electricity for the new housing and working area. The old traditional district heating system is not valid in lowenergy areas. Pipelines length, diameter, temperature etc. There will be low-energy building projects, passive houses, geoenergy solutions etc. in Marja-Vantaa. We are offering a good Living Lab for new ideas/innovations.

27 1. stage Strategic background Climate change/energy policy 2. stage Marja-Vantaa Energy Management strategic viewpoints energy consumption in city planning level energy sources and production (centralized/disturbed/ combined) energy distribution / network Guidelines for Marja-Vantaa Energy Management Plan comparison of Energy Supply Solution energy potential of the area technical alternatives profitable calculations / money environment impact other comprasion viewpoints conclusion

28 Ring Rail Line connects local urban rail to the main rail through the airport Marja-Vantaa Helsinki- Vantaa Lento- Airport asema Length 18 km In tunnel 8,1 km 590 M Myyrmäki Pasila Helsinki Tikkurila Malmi 2-track passenger line eight new stations, four stations in a tunnel part of traffic network system railway to the airport in 30 min from Helsinki to airport new bus terminals and park-and-ride services change to long-distance trains in Tikkurila structure of the city: new residential area - Marja- City - and new business areas

29 Eight new stations, four stations in a tunnel Eight new railway stations by the new Ring Rail Line. Three railway stations are in Marja-Vantaa area. Good accessibility makes the areas along the new urban line around the airport very favourable. Petas Vehkala Kivistö New residential area, Retailing and commercial services Business development: Offices Logistics Services Viinikkala Logistics Services. A station for a new airport terminal in the future Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Aviapolis Ruskeasanta Working places Airport services, hotels, offices Business development: Offices, airport related business, hotels Leinelä New residential area

30 City for cyclists Encouraging to lifelong exercising Promoting bicycling in commuting as well as in exercising in leisure time Favouring cyclist in the traffic Good bicycle parking arrangement by the railway stations Planned bicycle network

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