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Halsuantie area urban renewal
Kannelmäki, Helsinki
invited competition
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.