The City of Turku open idea competition for developing the city centre attracted a large number of igniting proposals. Next, the proposals that have been selected to proceed to the next phase of the competition will be further developed in collaboration with the City of Turku.

In total, 71 proposals were submitted for the competition. Of these, 53 were addressed to the series Vivid city centre. Anyone interested in developing the city centre was able to participate in this series. In the other series, City centre under construction, ideas were welcomed from operators interested in property development or regional development.

- We are very pleased about the number and content of proposals. A lot of effort has been put into ideation and description, setting high standards. Particularly the fact that private city residents took part actively is delightful, says Project Manager Janne Mustonen.

The proposals contain versatile functionalities and events to invigorate the city centre all year round. The proposals include, for example, new event concepts, sports and culture functionalities and development ideas that complement the city centre and aim at construction work.

The competition proceeds to the next phase

In accordance with the competition terms and conditions, it was possible to take part in the first phase confidentially and with a fairly informal idea. The further elaborated competition proposals will be published for the public to comment on in the next phase of the competition.

Next, the assessment group of the competition will go through the proposals and select those proceeding to the next phase. The proposals will be assessed on the basis of feasibility, innovativity and novelty value. The jury will also assess how well the proposals support the objectives of city centre development in Turku. These objectives include a commercially attractive city centre, a pleasant and vivid city centre of encounters and an accessible city centre with effortless mobility.

All competition participants will be informed by 11 November about the outcome of assessment. The proposals selected to proceed will then be published on the Voice your opinion (Kerro kantasi) service for the public to comment on.

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