Capperi parklet-terrace is a comfortable terrace on the slightly inclined street Rikhardinkatu. Nine Parkly-modules take over two parking spots and turn the spot into an enjoyable spot for eating togethe. The parklet’s greenery consists of pollinator friendly plants and scented herbs. Easily set up, take down and store for the winter, it is set to come back next spring again.
Greener daycare yards
Greener daycare yards is a project to turn the everyday surroundings of children into more diverse, green and playful. The project’s focus was on using placemaking and urban design methods to facilitate change and help daycares to start urban gardening activities. Parkly-modules are used for urban gardening in two daycares and they are ideal height for children’s use too. Parkly-modules are ideal for rough surfaces like sand and asphalt to add more greenery and comfort. The project was run by RaivioBumann as part of Green Capital Lahti 2021 project.
Kalasatama pocket park
Smart Kalasatama and BGreen projects by Forum Virium Helsinki test and experiment on new solutions for innovative districts in Helsinki. Parkly forms a welcoming pocket park for the residents, turning residents’ window views greener and offering a communal herb garden for everyone to use. Parkly in Kalasatama is a good example of positive phasing: bringing more green to the newly built area in early phases. It also functions as a platform for Forum Virium data harvesting, hosting different sensors and communicating about the sensoring process to the public.
Vuotori: Greener square for all
Parkly in Vuotori creates a green hangout spot with a lot of seating for people to stop over. The custom patterned modules also work as an informal space for small events too. The highlight of Vuotori Parkly is the book exchange unit, which is widely popular and in active use daily. As the area is undergoing re-development, Parkly visualises the possible future of the square and offers improvements. The modularity of Parkly works especially well in an open space where different combinations are easy to create. The friendly stopover was commissioned by Vuotalo-cultural centre, Vuosaari Library and The Adult Education Centre.
Maria 01 pocket park
Parkly forms a lush and welcoming meeting space at the startup campus Maria01. The pocket park is inviting visitors to take a break and enjoy the green. According to studies, people who have access or can view greenery during their working hours are generally happier at work. The pollinator-friendly plants are supporting the local honeybees, which are situated at the rooftop by the Humblebee Housing Project. Parkly also collaborates with Restaurant Starter for special harvest lunches.
Placemaking project in Malmi-district
Parkly urban oases in Ylä-Malmin tori is placemaking intervention in the Malmi neighbourhood. The green pop-up spaces commissioned by the City of Helsinki act as an intervention to study the place dynamics, collaborate with stakeholders and facilitate the wider urban regeneration project in the area. Building on the 2021 project with Forum Virium Helsinki at the same location, Malmi placemaking project is the first step in the process of building a placemaking model of the City of Helsinki. Reflecting and communicating the new plans for the square, the main themes of the intervention are urban nature, children’s city and market life.
Aalto University Campus
Parkly project with Acre in Aalto University Otaniemi campus is a hangout spot that adds sociability and greenery to an urban space used mainly for passing through. Meant for students, teachers and staff alike, Parkly in Otaniemi offers a possibility to wind down outside and catch a breath of fresh air during your day of work or study. What used to be an in-between space is now a welcoming spot for coffee breaks, socialising and relaxation. The pocket parks also attract bees and other pollinators with pollinator-friendly plants. Parkly modules in Otaniemi are treated with a sustainable wood treatment by Otaniemi-based start-up LingoSphere.