For who and when?

CITY OF PORVOO
2019

The City of Porvoo is rethinking the character of Läntinen Mannerheiminväylä, the main artery leading into the center of Porvoo: To transform this entry corridor into a boulevard  - Porvoon Puistokatu.

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The City of Porvoo is rethinking the character of Läntinen Mannerheiminväylä, the main artery leading into the center of Porvoo. The plan is to transform this entry corridor, now dominated by roads and parking lots, into a boulevard (Porvoon Puistokatu). The aim is to extend the urban structure of the city center along the new boulevard and to create high quality urban environment.

The new design aims to bring bicyclists and pedestrians to an equal footing with cars, and to create a strong and recognizable local identity. Buildings and parks take turns in the streetscape, creating a series of urban places and providing varying views to the existing city, making the new entry to Porvoo memorable.

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Workshop results were turned into the userprofiles.

Example of one user profile and their needs in the area.

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Urban design of the new Porvoon Puistokatu. Buildings and parks take turns in the streetscape.

A working model was used in order to study the urban structure - View towards west along Porvoon Puistokatu.

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Visualizations night-time & day-time by OlaDesign

Benefits of city boulevards:

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Kirsi Rantama
Architect
Urban Design, Architecture
Ulla Kuitunen
Head of Department, Urban Design
Urban Design, Architecture

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