Kirstinharju, Espoo: From a 1970s concrete suburb to a community-based neighbourhood

Wednesday June 15
At 09:30–13:00
Site visit / excursion
People first: quality of housing as quality of living, Achieving affordability and sustainability in housing
Espoon Asunnot Oy
Kirstinharju quarter

Registration required

Target group:
Property owners, contractors, urban developers, planners, architects, housing experts

Event description:
Bus ride from Helsinki to Suvela in Espoo, duration about 30 min. During the trip, the Espoo guide will tell about the history of the city, which goes far beyond its age.

Kirstinharju, light refreshments, duration about two hours:

- Diving into the history of Kirstinharju (video)

- Welcome to Kirstinharju Speech by Jaakko Kammonen, Managing Director of Espoon Asunnot

- From a 1970s concrete suburb to a community-based neighbourhood, presentation by Pirjo Räihä, Director of Housing Development of Espoon Asunnot, on the Kirstinharju property development project

- A resident in the midst of change, a presentation on how to ensure safe housing for residents until the end and how to carry out rehousing. 

A tour of a tower block

Bus ride to Helsinki, duration approx. 30 minutes.

The bus leaves from the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma at 09:30 and returns at 13:00.
Starting point address: Kiasma, Mannerheiminaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki

Register for this event with the festival registration form.

Organizer's contact details:
Espoon Asunnot Oy
Hanna-Maija Loikkanen