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Finland-Tampere: Urban planning and landscape architectural services
Design contest notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Main address: http://www.tampere.fi/viinikanlahti
Section II: Object
VIINIKANLAHTI International Urban Ideas Competition
In 2019–2020, the City of Tampere will organise an international, 2-phased urban ideas competitions open to all regarding the land, shore, and water areas in Viinikanlahti, which are owned by the City and located on the southern side of the city centre. The aim of the competition is to find a high-quality, interesting, and innovative urban planning concept for the new city district that extends the city centre, including its shore, green, and water areas.
The task of the urban ideas competition includes the planning of urban architecture, landscape architecture, living and leisure environments, and green areas, as well as the integration and conceptualisation of related contents.
A maximum of 6 competitors will be invited to participate in the second phase of the competition based on the first phase.
The City of Tampere will make its decision on the further planning of the area after and based on the competition.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
The most important evaluation criterion is how well the competition entry implements the goals of the competition that were approved by the Tampere City Board on 23.4.2019, and they are listed in Section 3.1 of the competition programme. How well the principles of the design guidelines specified in Chapter 4 of the competition programme are met shall also be assessed. The merits of the overall solution of the competition entry are considered to be more important than the flawlessness of partial solutions or details. The following aspects are considered important in assessing the overall solution:
— uniqueness and high quality of the proposed solution,
— a good overall approach to the design of the urban and operating environment,
— innovative combinations of urban and landscape architecture,
— good ideas for developing urban housing, leisure time, and recreation,
— diversity, pleasantness, and suitability for shared use and socialising with regard to the public outdoor spaces,
— ecology, diversity, and connection to the city centre of the new city district,
— continuity, diversity, and connection to the water system of the green areas and urban greenery,
— effectiveness of the traffic and transport arrangements and their connection to the surrounding traffic and transport networks,
— potential for development, feasibility, and suitability for phased implementation,
— the image and identity of the new city district.
A total of 165 000 EUR – 345 000 EUR in prizes will be awarded in the competition prizes:
I. Prize 90 000 EUR;
II. Prize 75 000 EUR;
III–VI. Prizes à 45 000 EUR (the maximum of 180 000 in total).
Section VI: Complementary information
The City of Tampere will make its decision on the further planning of the area after and based on the competition. In purchasing a possible further assignment, the City of Tampere can choose to use direct procurement, because the procurement concerns a service, and the procurement will be made based on the design competition and must, based on the rules of the design competition, be completed with the winner of the competition or, if there are several winners, with one of them. The City of Tampere does not commit to procure further planning through direct procurement. If any further assignment is procured, exclusion criteria will be examined, in addition to which the competitor must prove that they have sufficient finances and funding as well as the technical capacity and qualifications for the task.
Competitors have the right to request, in both the first and second phase, clarifications and additional information on the programme by the time limits specified in the competition programme. Questions must be submitted through and will be answered on the competition website at:
The competition website can also be accessed through the City of Tampere’s website at www.tampere.fi/viinikanlahti.