Itä-Pasila21.11.2006 at 12:30 | Posted in Architecture, Go At Least Once, I Like it Anyway, Not Romantisch, Strange | 8 Comments
Itä-Pasila is one of the most interesting districts I have seen in Helsinki. It is an urbanistic experiment elevated in the mid-seventies around the same time as another similarly grey district – Merihaka.
The idea of both concrete jungles was to create separate layers for the cars and for the people. While Merihaka is only a group of buildings Itä-Pasila is itself a city within the city housing over 3500 people and concentrating many more thousands of workplaces.