The architectural plan for Helsinki Garden has proceeded from the basis of project operations and location. The plan is to assure the Garden project respects its environment in all aspects, both appearance and operations wide.

Cultural buildings

Garden Helsinki will form part of a continuum of cultural structures catering to the public that includes the Olympic Stadium, the National Opera, Finlandia Hall, Musiikkitalo concert hall, Kiasma art museum and the future Central Library.


The Garden event arena will situate almost entirely underground. This will enable erecting lighter structures that compliment the scale of the surroundings above ground. All the nearby public buildings are valued representatives of their own era. This applies to the Garden as well. High-quality architecture envisaging values of the surrounding nature.

Architectural firms

Joining in the planning of the Garden, PES-Arkkitehdit is a distinguished Finnish firm known for its design of functional and impressive public projects in Finland, China and Germany. Illustrious works by PES include the Wux opera house, the Icon Yunduan tower block in Chengdu, the T2 terminal at Helsinki-Vantaa airport and the Marienkirchen concert hall in Germany among others.

B&M won the invitational competition for architects and joined the Garden project planning team in February 2017. Discover some of B&M’s references through this  link.

Populous is the world’s leading architecture firm specializing in arena design, and is in charge of designing the event arena of the Garden Helsinki project.