Real Estate Annual Finland 2011

NORDICUM 1/2011 takes a look at design from all angles; guiding us along the way, we have “starchitect” Daniel Libeskind and Aerotropolis visionary John D. Kasarda. Design is also a key part of our REAL ESTATE SPECIAL REPORT, as we have rounded up the leading industry players to discuss a range of issues – and provide an exciting sneak peek at the upcoming projects. Furthermore, we attend one big party in Turku as this year’s European Culture Capital gets going.

2 Editorial
6 The Agenda by Paavo Lipponen – Decision Time for Europe
8 Selling Finland – Is there a Finn on board?
10 Global airport cities are teaching the rest of the world to fly
11 Eye on Elevation: John D. Kasarda
12 Call of the Wild
14 Libeskind: Strategic Dreamer
15 Mission: Tampere
16 Finland is the unruly superpower of design
18 Aalto – Making Waves
19 Expo Real 2010: Back on Track and Ready for Business
20 Why invest in Finnish real estate – legal aspects
21 World Design Capital Helsinki is undergoing unparalleled changes
22 Pasila – Life and leisure in Helsinki Business and Media Hub
23 Kalasatama – Residential and business district on the waterfront
24 Jätkäsaari – City Life by The Open Sea
25 Kruunuvuorenranta – City life and wilderness
26 Targeting Talent
28 HYY Real Estate celebrates its proud legacy and looks for new challenges
30 SRV is championing the cause of compact city structure
34 Countdown to metro gains momentum
39 Metro: Time Line
40 WSP Finland is leading the way in multidisciplinary planning
41 Tapiola Group: Beauty Treatment for Tapiola Centre
42 Skanska sets the standard for green office construction in Europe
44 Shopping centres need to reinvent themselves
46 Tampere wants to change the face of logistics
48 Valkeakoski – Lakeland Logistics Hub
50 NCC is transforming cityscapes through visionary solutions
52 Culture Capital Turku launches the festivities
55 Turku 2011 – This city’s on fire!
56 Air supremacy meets rail dominance at Vantaa
58 6 ways to look at Lahti
60 Locate Your Business in Lahti
62 Central Uusimaa Region keeps attracting new companies
64 Transport industry seeks boost from next generation logistics centres
66 Real estate market picking up but office space still hard to fill
68 Back in Business
69 Company Business Cards