Henrik Lättiläisen katu apartments

Three buildings have been carefully positioned on the bare bedrock.
The site in new Viikinmäki area sits high up on a rocky ridge.
The buildings define a sheltered yard.
45 apartments, each with a balcony or a terrace, range from single-room flats to compact 3-bedroom town house apartments.
Entrances of smaller apartments in the largest building are closely connected to the common yard.
Shades of the plastered facades resemble the bedrock.
Subtle variations in the volumes animate the monolithic architecture.

Henrik Lättiläisen katu apartments

Description:

The three buildings on Henrik Lättiläisen katu have been carefully positioned on the beautiful bare bedrock. The buildings define a sheltered and sunny yard for the inhabitants. The apartments range from smaller one and two room flats to compact family apartments. All apartments are closely connected to the common yard while also having private terraces or balconies.

The buildings rising from the rocky terrain are monolithic and plain. As a contrast to uniform eaves, the height of the plinth varies, following the contours of the landscape. Shades of the plastered facades resemble the bedrock. Subtle variations in the building volumes animate the monolithic architecture.

Type:

Invited competition 2009, 1st prize.
Completed 2013.

Location:

Viikinmäki, Helsinki, Finland

Program:

45 right-of-occupancy apartments / 3610 m2

Client:

TA-Asumisoikeus Oy

Photographer:

Tuomas Uusheimo

Photograph by Kuvatoimisto Kuvio

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