The West Bank of Porvoo

Porvoo is Finland’s second oldest town, a beautiful city full of history. Today’s Porvoo is a vivid, bilingual city catering a full range of commercial and public services. It has developed into an eastern node of metropolitan Helsinki. The population already counts almost 50,000, and keeps growing.

A new high standard residential area is being built in The West Bank of Porvoo. Frei Zimmer made for city of Porvoo an ambitious West Bank Art Programme (PDF, in Finnish). Programme has been designed for the area in close collaboration with local artists. The results are for example the model of using variable curators and the diversity in the placement of art works.

The area is already under construction and it’ll be finished in 2020’s.