Seinäjoki: Somewhere over the Railway | E13 Special Mention

Europan 13 - Espoo, Finland

Sito Oy received an honorary mention for the entry “Seinäjoki: Somewhere over the Railway”.

The plan emphasized mobility, pedestrian and bicycle routes as well as high-quality urban space. The railway was a major theme, as people would have to cross this barrier: each underpass or bridge has a public space and social attractions at each end to make this transition easier.

A network of public spaces and accessible connections weaves through existing and new city structure. An array of new functions including residential, accommodation, commercial, office, culture and leisure are located in the developing district and boost the liveliness of Seinäjoki. The district is developed in phases allowing for a variety of temporary functions during the long construction process.