The future of Turku Science Park
The development of the Turku campus and the Turku Science Park has been designated as one of the city's top projects by the Turku City Council. The expansion of the Turku Science Park towards the Itäharju industrial area will create an even more significant centre for urban expertise, innovation, movement and living in the area.
The Kupittaan Kärki partnership project envisions a vibrant city
The Kupittaa tip partnership project launched in the Science Park area creates a future vision for the Kupittaa and Itäharju regions.
With the deck connecting Kupittaa and Itäharju, a vibrant concentration of housing, services, education, and business will be built around Kupittaa station. With the help of the Kupittaa tip partnership project, the Turku Science Park will become an urban centre and the second centre of Turku.
The Kupittaa tip partnership project envisions an area that functions as an extension of the Science Park with the help of a deck crossing Helsingintie, which seamlessly connects the Science Park to the eastern part of the city and acts as a centre that connects the area. The mixed service and urban structure creates versatile activities in the area and forms an entity that combines working life, education and leisure.
The Science Park vision provides development guidelines
The city of Turku’s vision for the Science Park (Turku Science Park Masterplan 2050, published on December 4, 2017) includes developmental guidelines for the coming decades. In the vision, the Itäharju 90-hectare area is a significant platform for growth, and it is considered that the whole area will be renewed by the middle of the century.
In addition to Turku Technology Properties, the city of Turku, the area's universities and colleges, Turku Science Park Oy, Suomen Yliopistokiinteistöt, Hospital District of Southwest Finland, and the Turku Student Village Foundation have participated in the cooperation.
A developing Science Park
In 2020, EduCity was completed in the Turku Science Park. It centralised the activities of the University of Applied Sciences under one roof. It is estimated that LinkCity, which is planned next to EduCity, will be completed in 2025.
On the Itäharju side, InfraCity was completed in 2022. It serves as the Turku Energia headquarters.
In addition to Turku Technology Properties, the city of Turku, the area's universities and colleges, Turku Science Park Oy, Suomen Yliopistokinteistöt, Varsinais-Suomen Sairaanhoitopiiri and the Turku Student Village Foundation have participated in the cooperation.
Source: The city of Turku
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