In Vuosaari, the residents live next to the sea, wide recreation areas and diverse services. The metro provides easy transportation to the residents and in terms of its population, Vuosaari is like a medium-sized Finnish city. Vuosaari was named the neighbourhood of the year in 2017, and it's no wonder, as Aurinkolahti is the Helsinki residents' own Riviera.

The modernised centre of Vuosaari is being built around the Vuosaari metro station. With its services and jobs, it unites the old and new residential areas. The centre of Vuosaari is being improved and in addition to the residential buildings, there will also be business premises on the street level with new services. New premises will be built for Vuosaaren lukio, and the premises will be made available to the residents in the area during the evenings.

Infill construction brings new residents to different parts of Vuosaari and the offerings in the area are complemented by the services of Rastila and the neighbouring northern centre. The area’s distinctive proximity to the sea and nature and the wonderful opportunities it offers in terms of recreation and sports remain an important part of Vuosaari’s appeal.

Forest suburbs turn into a network city

The development of Vuosaari is not just about building new houses, but it is based on a bigger change in the urban development. Initially, the construction in urban areas was characterised by the thought of housing areas surrounded by nature, so-called forest suburbs, with commutes to work and services. The current urban development in Helsinki is guided by the thought of a network city, which is made up of several city centres and functional rail traffic services between them. The construction and functions are focused to the centres and the areas along the rail traffic routes.

Updated 13.2.2020