Jätkäsaari Housing Block

The project is the development of the competition proposal that OOPEAA submitted in 2015 for an invited competition organized by Lakea Oy in collaboration with the City of Helsinki. The area is located in Jätkäsaari, a former industrial and harbor area in the south-west of Helsinki, later reclaimed and now under transformation to become a new, multifunctional neighbourhood of Helsinki.

OOPEAA´s winning proposal offers a block for 60 new apartments. The buildings will be realized with a concretestructure cladded in brick. Externally, the brick cladding will be dark, while in the courtyard the bright colour will enlighten the composition.

The construction phase will start in 2017.

  • PLACE:
    Helsinki, Finland

    CLIENT:
    Helsinki City

    SIZE:
    6620 m²

    COMMISSION:
    Competition, 1st prize

    YEARS:
    2014-2015

    ARCHITECT IN CHARGE:
    Anssi Lassila

    PROJECT ARCHITECT:
    Iida Hedberg

    DESIGN TEAM:
    Anne Kaivo-oja, Juha Pakkala, Melanie Sommerfeld, Karoliina Mäenpää, Teemu Leppälä