24.05.2011

Plans for tourism village in historic Taalintehdas on Finland’s southern coast

New architecture, renovated historic buildings and a coastal boulevard with an expanded guest harbour could turn Taalintehdas into a major tourist attraction.

Tom Simola, leader of the Kemiönsaari municipality in south-west Finland, is planning a major developing project to turn the historic seaside ironworks milieu of Taalintehdas into a tourism village. The plan includes the demolition of 5-10 buildings from the 1970s to make space for more attractive architecture, and the renovation of the old buildings in the area, some of which date back to the 18th century.

A seaside boulevard with restaurants and shops would also be constructed in Taalintehdas. The current guest harbour would be expanded with the aim of making it the best harbour for visiting boats in Finland.

The plans are currently at the draft stage and would take 3-5 years to implement, depending on how quickly entrepreneurs become interested in providing services for the area. Taalintehdas already hosts the Baltic Jazz festival during the summer which is very popular with yachters, holiday-makers and visitors to Finland’s coastal archipelago.


Source: Turun Sanomat