Drawing on the historical heritage of the old port of Helsinki, finlike sculptures will be made out of old ship metal and appear to be partly submerged underground. The sculpture comprises a number of fin groups of varying size following a pedestrian and cycle route through the park.
The entrances to the park are designed in collaboration with a landscape architect practice (VSU) to form an active interface to the elevated park. Tilting geometrical walls, some of which will be planted create a façade into which routes to the park, entrances to underground parking areas and services are integrated.
Hyväntoivonpuisto is a new 5 Ha public park which connects the historic urban fabric of Helsinki with the sea at the south-eastern edge of Jätkäsaari, a mixed use urban extension which is currently under construction. The park is scheduled to be completed in 2015.