Five open competitions and seventeen invited competitions were organised in 2010. The number of open competitions this year has risen to nine. Architectural competitions have been displayed in
exhibitions at the Museum of Finnish Architecture since 1982.
Construction of densely-situated small urban homes like those common to the rest of Europe is still a rarity in Helsinki. The objective of the Helsinki Townhouse architecture competition was to develop
new housing construction models for city blocks in the Jätkäsaari and Kruunuvuorenranta areas.
The Peltosaari area of Riihimäki was established in 1967, the result of a Nordic architectural competition. The area's image has since fallen into decay, making the objective of the new competition to develop the area into an enticing urban housing focal point once again.
In conjunction with the city of Jyväskylä’s municipal consolidation in 2009, an open competition was announced for the planning of the Vaajakoski Center. Located six kilometres from the heart of
Jyväskylä, Vaajakoski is to function as a robust and pleasant city district with a diverse selection of services.

One of the main values the arrangers of the 2013 Hyvinkää Housing Fair hope to promote with the model housing area of Kravunharju is slow living. The block house planned for the centre of the area is
intended to serve as a day care centre and communal space for resident’s general use after the Fair is over.

More information:
Pauliina Ilonoja, Competition Assistant, pauliina.ilonoja@safa.fi