Housing in East Lauttasaari / Arkkitehdit NRT Oy

Housing in east lauttasaari / arkkitehdit nrt oy
© Antti Luutonen

Architect’s Statement: The design of the area is based on an invited architectural competition held in 2002. Construction of the area began in 2007 and its first stage completed in autumn 2008.

Housing in east lauttasaari / arkkitehdit nrt oy
© Antti Luutonen

Central themes of the proposal were extending the genius loci of the east Lauttasaari port area and the grouping the new buildings, so that as many as possible apartments will have a sea view and at the same time a favorable positioning towards the sun. Another important aspect was to not to block the sea views of existing neighboring houses.

Housing in east lauttasaari / arkkitehdit nrt oy
© Antti Luutonen

The design uses elongated building masses, which are perpendicular to the shoreline. At the shore the buildings are low and extend on columns over the surface of the sea. Further away from the waterfront the numbers of the storeys grow incrementally.

Housing in east lauttasaari / arkkitehdit nrt oy
© Antti Luutonen

The area is divided into zones parallel to the shore: a public pier and pedestrian zone, green yard zone, a free-form street yard and furthest away garages and adjoining street region.

The facades are mainly of white plaster and copper. Wood has been used in the rear walls and ceilings of the balconies and overhead projections.

Housing in east lauttasaari / arkkitehdit nrt oy
© Antti Luutonen

Housing design has focused on the flexible floor plans in addition to lightness, airiness and views. Large balconies and roof terraces will contribute to improving the opportunities to enjoy the area’s unique situation.
Garage is located below the yard. Parking space is available for 272 cars.
The total area of floor-space is 25 820m².
The total number of flats is about 237. Their size varies between 50…204 m², mean area is 94,5m².

Project Details:
Location: Purjeentekijänkuja 1, 00210 Helsinki, Finland
Type: HousingResidential
Area: 33000.0 sqm
Architects: Arkkitehdit NRT Oy
Photographs: Antti Luutonen

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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