New construction project in Helsinki for 130 million will create enough renewable energy for all of its needs
It will have Finland's largest shopping centre, offices, apartments and a new railway station
- August 15, 2018 09:30
- Monika Dimitrova
Tripla, a major new complex in Helsinki, is under construction. In planning, emphasis is placed on environmental impact, and ‘nearly zero-energy’ principles are followed during building. This means that the complex will create enough energy to meet almost all of its needs. Tripla includes shopping, parking, office and residential facilities, a new railway station and a public transport centre, all on the same site.
“Tripla wants to challenge the centre of Helsinki and serve as an urban meeting place. It will give Helsinki a new pulse, since over half a million inhabitants can reach it in 10 minutes. Additionally, every train in the Helsinki metropolitan area stops at the railway station,” said Tapio Salo, project leader at construction company YIT. In line with its aim of promoting sustainable development and energy efficiency, the EU has provided €130 million of funding for Tripla.
Source: European Commission