Competition for Sustainable Community

The international planning competition for Söderkulla and the area around Sipoonlahti bay was organised during 2011 in cooperation with the Municipality of Sipoo, Aalto University and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. A large number of other actors also participated in the preparation of the competition.

The purpose of the competition was to find a comprehensive vision for the incorporation of the goals of local and international sustainable development in community planning and its implementation. The aim was to arrive at a general plan for a community of 70,000–100,000 inhabitants in the Sipoonlahti bay area.

The idea was to make Sibbesborg a pilot project in sustainable community building. The sustainability themes examined in the competition were: mobility; habitation and lifestyle; environment and landscape; eco and energy efficiency; and jobs and services. Each theme had detailed aims defined in the competition brief.

The entries were evaluated against these aims by a jury of experts. A total of 30 submissions were received from both Finland and abroad, three of which were awarded a prize, two a special mention, and three an honorary mention.

Best submissions:

1st prize: Submission Nourish
2nd prize: Submission Balance
3rd prize: Submission Sibblings page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5, page 6, description, abstract 
Special prize: Submission Cycle
Special prize: Submission Urbi et orbi
Honorary mention: Submission Letters from Sibbesborg (62 Mb)
Honorary mention: Submission City Game
Honorary mention: Submission Heart and Soul (Vesi)

Evaluation of submissions, pdf 

Last modified 03.01.2019