HOAS Brysselinkatu student housing

HOAS Brysselinkatu is situated by the alley cutting through the housing quarters of Toukoranta.
The apartments range from single person flats to small family apartments and larger apartments shared by two or three students.
The transparent staircase splits the building and extends the small piazza by the common courtyard of the quarter.
Unique hues of green link the courtyard façades and the staircase walls.

HOAS Brysselinkatu student housing

Description:

HOAS Brysselinkatu comprises 68 student apartments and common facilities in Toukoranta near the sea bay of Vanhankaupunginlahti. The apartments range from small one room flats to two room family apartments and larger apartments with three bedrooms and a shared kitchen. Common sauna with a roof terrace overlooks the courtyard and sea bay.

The solid red brick walls toward the street are complimented by a lighter, colourful façade of the courtyard side. The array of different shades of green on the façade and the staircase walls add individual and homely feel to the apartments.

Status:

Invited competition 2008, 1st prize.
Completed 2010.

Program:

68 student apartments / 4580m2

Location:

Arabia, Helsinki, Finland

Client:

Helsingin seudun opiskelija-asuntosäätiö HOAS

Photographer:

Tiia Ettala

Photograph by Kuvatoimisto Kuvio

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