In order to follow up with the rapid densification, the city needs to provide the opportunity to substantially diversify the housing supply in different districts and continue/ensure to be a green city with adequate recreational areas where nature can be enjoyed.
During the workshop, we explore local constraints for housing development, visit best practice projects, conceptualize strategies and design homes for tomorrow for Helsinki. We understand the local conditions like ownership structures, policies and stakeholder interests influencing production and quality of housing in Helsinki. We explore how global trends like societal changes, virtual communication and environmental change influence the way we live. Based on this, we conceptualize and design future-oriented scenarios for housing with different focuses and scales: the socio-economic aspects defining the framework for development, the neighbourhood as a living environment, the building block as a unit for living in a community, and the building itself as an expression of lifestyles.