The new district of Finnoo is uninhabited
at the moment and the nature of the area is going to change
from being a harbour, storage and industrial area into an urban
unique living environment whose central part is the largest
marina in Espoo.
Our entry Haven linked the future underground station to the sea by a
canal with public waterbus transport making it unnecessary to use private
car. All apartments are provided with seaview, some blocks are even floating
or standing on pillars in the bay so that you can park your both just
next to your apartment.
The enclosed building blocks are sheltered from the strong winds and provide pleasant
outdoor areas for the residents. Each block is different to ensure a rich and variable
mosaic like surroundings. Clear degrees of publicity help to build community feeling: all
the blocks have a common courtyard where main entrances to stairwells are providing the
residents possibilities to meet. Ground floor apartments have small private courtyards
bringing life inside the block. There are also various common spaces so that separate
apartments can be smaller and land use becomes more effective and sustainable.