Project name
Location
Competition
Design
Study area
Client


Halsuantie area urban renewal
Kannelmäki, Helsinki
invited competition
2013
3,2ha (gross floor area 49 000 m2)
Helsinki city

Our competition entry "parkour" created a sheltering wall to block traffic noise of the surrounding streets. All courtyards and balconies open to the sunny and more quiet side. The building masses get smaller towards railway, leaving a spacious and unitary park free from building. Even though there is quite a lot of new building, development of the area enhances the quality of life of the existing residents by enabling new services and hiding the wide parking areas in underground garages.