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Imatra is looking for ideas to develop the city center.

Kulmille! competition seeks ideas for the development of Imatrankoski 

30.6.2023 10:00
The city of Imatra collects ideas for the development of the city center with an idea competition open to everyone. You can propose ideas for the contest until September 18. The winners will be announced on October 11. 

The central idea of ​​the competition is to come up with ways to make people feel comfortable in the center of Imatra, says the vitality director of the city of Imatra Susanna Issakainen. 


The competition seeks sustainable solutions: 

  • profitability and sustainability of commercial operations 
  • to ensure comfort and the attractiveness of the city center 
  • activities, events and experiences 
  •  for securing social diversity and children's inclusion 
  • to a safe urban space 
  • to the functionality of traffic and infrastructure 
  • to architecture 


- One idea does not have to solve all the challenges of the city center, but you can focus on just one theme if you want, Issakainen elaborates.  

The idea is evaluated based on its effectiveness, innovativeness and feasibility, as well as the quality of the proposal and how it supports Imatran goals of the strategy

The competition awards cash prizes of 7, 000, 4 and 000 euros. 

- We seriously invest in the development of Imatrankoski and value the expertise of the people of Imatra and others interested in the development of Imatra. It is also reflected in the award amounts, says the city's participation coordinator Heikki Laine

The harvest of the Kulmille! idea competition will be used in the Elävä Imatrankoski project, which is currently starting, and will last until the end of 2024.  

Competition development area on the map
The competition area is the center of Imatra, Imatrankoski, including the rapids and Kruununpuisto..


The competition has a secretariat that processes the proposals and prepares the proposals for the awardees for the jury. The composition of the competition jury will be published in August. 

On the competition website imatra.fi/kulmille! you can view the contest rules and other details. 

For more information:

director of vitality Susanna Issakainen, p. 020 617 2201susanna.issakainenatimatra.fi (susanna[dot]issakainen[at]imatra[dot]fi) (on vacation 14.7.-2.8.2023)

participation coordinator Heikki Laine, p. 020 6172321,  weak. waveatimatra.fi (heikki[dot]laine[at]imatra[dot]fi) (on vacation until 30.7.2023 July XNUMX)