Kalasataman Huvilat Townhouses / PORTAALI architects Ltd + ArkOpen Ltd

Kalasataman Huvilat Townhouses / PORTAALI architects Ltd + ArkOpen Ltd

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Housing  · 
Helsinki, Finland
  • Interior, fixtures and Materials

    Piritta Kokkonen, Interior architect SIO, Design Manager SATO Ltd and Juha Kämäräinen, PORTAALI architects Ltd / ArkOpen Ltd
  • Interior, Furniture

    Helena Karihtala, Interior Design Helena Karihtala Oy
  • Developer

    SATO Ltd
  • Main Constructor

    SRV Construction Ltd
  • Landscape Architect

    Suunnittelutoimisto Lounamaa Oy, Maija Lounamaa
  • Structural Engineering

    WISE Group, Esa Järviö
  • HEPAC-Engineering

    Kartech Ltd, Hannu Kallo
  • Electrical Engineering

    Insinööritoimisto J. Tanskanen Oy, Jaakko Tanskanen
  • Fire Consulting

    L2 Fire Safety Ltd, Tommi Nieminen
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© Photos Tuomas Uusheimo
© Photos Tuomas Uusheimo

Text description provided by the architects. Kalasatama is a new residential and business district build on a former harbor area adjacent to Helsinki inner city. Kalasatama will be a dense urban district that will offer versatile housing opportunities from high rise buildings to townhouses.

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© Studio Halas

Kalasataman Huvilat was built as a part of a development block in a co-operation between three architecture offices: Gallery Block by ArkOpen Ltd, Townhouses by PORTAALI architects Ltd and Neo-Urban Apartments by TALLI Ltd. The housing block has a common underground garage and courtyard.

Basament Floor Plan
Basament Floor Plan

The development block on the Helsinki seaside utilizes three different types of user influence and life span solutions. The rented apartments use a communal building type with social emphasis, including the possibility to combine adjacent flats in the future. The family apartments use a building type that is universally usable without structural alterations. For the demanding customer there are the Town Houses, which provide an urban location combined with individuality from layout to facades. With these principles a socially versatile housing block is formed, that can live and develop in harmony with the changing needs of the inhabitants.

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© Studio Halas

Kalasataman Huvilat offers individuality from facades to layout and fixtures. The townhouses are a small scale housing alternative with exclusive outdoor spaces in a dense urban district, located adjacent to the seafront and inner city of Helsinki.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Each townhouse has parking located in the cellar; with living room, kitchen and utility room on the ground floor; bedrooms on the first floor and a roof terrace on the second floor. Every apartment has small yard and a roof terrace. Kitchen and utility room are connected to the yard and the sauna to roof terrace. Located on the street side is the Main entrance, along with a direct entrance to the garage in the cellar.

© Photos Tuomas Uusheimo
© Photos Tuomas Uusheimo

The architecture is inspired by the neighborhood and consists of brick and plaster facades in earthy colors.Each townhouse's facade varies in its use of colour, materials and detailing. Entrances, terraces and balconies are designed to a human scale.


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Project location

Address: Antareksenkatu 10, 00540 Helsinki, Finland

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Cite: "Kalasataman Huvilat Townhouses / PORTAALI architects Ltd + ArkOpen Ltd" 28 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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