International city of science and economy
We believe that the success of Helsinki is founded on the cooperation of science, research and companies. Cooperation breeds innovation and growth. Lyyra would create an internationally attractive meeting place for science and companies in the heart of Helsinki. A meeting place in the centre of the city would attract world-class experts, allow ideas to spread faster and create user-centric solutions born out of genuine need.
Unique and distinctive area
The area of Hakaniemi and Kallio is one of the most vibrant and distinctive areas in the city thanks to its active residents, companies and organisations – and the area must be developed in a way that respects this distinctiveness. Lyyra, constructed on the terms of the area and the environment, would open a route into the heart of Kallio, provide new services for the residents of the area and improve the level of service. In the best-case scenario, it would act as a gateway to all of eastern Helsinki.
We are building a city where people and ideas meet.
HYY was founded to look after the students of the University of Helsinki. For this reason, we have already spent 150 years building a city where it is easy for people to gather together, come up with new ideas, discuss matters and have encounters. This is the kind of Helsinki we want to continue to invest in. Our activities are guided by transparency, responsibility and a long-term commitment to developing our properties and the city.
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"‘We have already spent 150 years building the residents of Helsinki a city where people and ideas meet. Lyyra, the city block of science and economy, would bring together students, researchers and company experts, enabling new ideas and innovations to arise from the cooperation. The campus areas in Helsinki are currently scattered around the city – a new meeting place would also create more life and opportunities to meet new people from different backgrounds. As HYY Group’s owner, we require the Group to have a long-term perspective and be a pioneer of transparency and responsibility in all its activities. We believe that built on this foundation, Lyyra would also serve the interests of Helsinki and its residents.’"
Chair of the Board, Student Union of the University of Helsinki
"‘The University of Helsinki, its personnel and its students have had a central role in the development of Helsinki and all of Finland as pioneers of our society since the beginning. To continue to thrive in the increasingly fierce competition, we need more cooperation and new ideas from both Finland and the world. Should it be realised, HYY Group’s Lyyra, the city block of science and economy, would bring world-class expertise and cooperation opportunities to Helsinki. In the best-case scenario, all of Helsinki and Finland would get to benefit from this, in addition to the University and its researchers and students.’"
Rector, University of Helsinki
"‘We are very excited about our budding cooperation with HYY. The Lyyra project is an excellent fit for Primehotels’ hotel portfolio and supports our growth strategy. The diversity and attractiveness of the project particularly speak to us as a company in the hotel business, in addition to the unbeatable location of Siltasaarenkatu, of course. The hotel market in Helsinki is growing strongly, and all sorts of projects are being launched. HYY’s Lyyra project is definitely one of the most interesting ones.’"
Chair of the Board, Primehotels
HYY Group and the Student Union of the University of Helsinki
Cederqvist & Jäntti Architects
Seppo Karppinen, liikenne
Suvi Saastamoinen, maisema
Juha Rantanen, RAK
Jukka Ala-Ojala, RAK
Ulla Sipola, GEO
Tom Blommendahl, LVIA
Nina Peltola, Kestävä kehitys