A nineteen storey tower building is being planned in Westend, Espoo. Local residents contacted as to study alternative land use that would better fit the small scale surroundings. The area has long history in recreation and sports so we proposed a complex with spa, gym, restaurant and a bar that would serve the coastal route with public functions.
The free form building is massed so that the two-storied volume blocks noise from the adjacent Länsiväylä highway and creates a sheltered roof terrace with pleasant micro climate and views to open sea. The façade is clad with vertical larch battens that are positioned almost next to each other where privacy is needed and loosely on the sea side so as not to block views to the sea.