Cleantech and sustainable solutions are increasingly more important in future construction projects. In the spring of 2016 a new pool area utilizing latest cleantech technology will be opened in Helsinki city’s Katajanokka. Eco-friendliness and sustainability are the key issues in designing Helsinki Allas and Finnish spruce tree will be used in its construction. The pool area consist of two standard pools, a children’s pool, a diving pool and a café. Responsible use of the Baltic Sea has been taken into account and a center dedicated to the Baltic Sea will be built in the area. There will also be a special showroom to present the ecological solutions of different cleantech actors.
A group funding has been organized to fund the construction of the Helsinki Allas. The target is to raise at least 500 000 euros. Any amount between 200 and 12 000 euros can be invested. The investors will become shareholders and members of the owners’ club. Other benefits will also be gained from bath towels, season tickets and deck chairs to invitations to VIP events. Dividends can be paid in the year 2019 at the earliest. Time to invest is until the 27th of October 2015.
Projects similar to Helsinki Allas are in the making also in the Oulu area. A project to build a sea park in the seaside of Oulu is under planning. CEEs Arctic Sea Park will be an area consisting of a green house, several pools, a smoke sauna and a cleantech showroom. The park is intended to be completed in the spring of 2017. If the group funding method used in the funding of Helsinki Allas proves to be successful it can be utilized in the Arctic Sea Park project as well.