One sea – many scenes
We are building new homes and commercial premises in various parts of Helsinki, Finland. The projects offer solutions for many different needs, and their location varies from peaceful natural surroundings to active urban areas. Most of these projects have one thing in common: the sea. Seaside area planning and solutions related to construction activities in city centres are part of our core expertise. The day-to-day life of residents is the focus of contemporary residential planning: services, transportation connections, recreational services and jobs are all located in the vicinity of residential areas. When building new residential areas, we can implement innovative solutions with regard to waste recycling, parking and the comfort and safety of yards.
The new seaside residential area of Jätkäsaari
Jätkäsaari has become a new seaside neighbourhood in central Helsinki, and will be home to 17,000 residents by 2025. Saukonpaasi, our residential development and construction project in the area, consists of high-quality apartment blocks and low-rise apartment buildings. In 2013, we started the construction of housing cooperative Merituuli, the first of our four apartment complexes. In 2014, we continued construction in the Ruori, Kompassi and Loisto apartment complexes. The seven-storey apartment blocks will have 50 residential units each. All apartments have glazed balconies with a view of the sea. The apartment blocks have a cooling system that allows residents to reduce the indoor temperature by a few degrees in the summer. In Jätkäsaari, waste is collected by an innovative pipeline-based system that reduces maintenance vehicle traffic in the neighbourhood.
Long-term solutions in the Töölö Bay area
In 2011–2014, we built new commercial premises in a premium location, Töölö Bay, in Helsinki. Alma Media’s head office, completed in 2012 next to the railway tracks, has now been joined by EY’s and KPMG’s office buildings, completed in 2014. KPMG’s office building is a colourful eye-catcher that has a 200-metre-long wavy facade. All of the new business premises represent timeless, high-quality architecture.
Töölö Bay is also a residential area. Housing cooperative Aalto was completed in 2013, followed by the 15-apartment Alvar in May 2014 and Arietta in June 2014. The apartments meet the highest standards and are designed to be comfortable in all four seasons. All of the buildings in the Töölö Bay area meet the criteria for international LEED environmental certification.
An entity consisting of four residential blocks in Vuosaari
In the Vuosaari region in Helsinki, we are building an attractive residential entity of 22 apartment blocks, housing approximately 2,000 people, on the plot of land where Paulig’s old coffee roastery was once located. Construction on the Kahvikortteli residential blocks began in 2011, and the buildings will be completed over several stages by 2022.
The buildings will form residential blocks with protected and safe inner courtyards. Parking spaces for the apartments will be built under a deck in the yard, with direct lift access from the parking facility to the residential floors. Kahvikortteli is located close to a boat harbour and a beach. The area offers excellent opportunities for outdoor activities and hobbies, as well as convenient access to the Helsinki city centre by metro.
In 2014, housing cooperative Paahtaja was completed and the construction of Kahvipannu started. The construction of the 13-storey Kahvimylly also proceeded on schedule.