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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

“Merenkulkijanranta, housing in East Lauttasaari” in Helsinki, Finland by Architects NRT Ltd

 
September 10th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architects NRT Ltd

The design of the area is based on an invited architectural competition held in 2002. Construction of the area began in 2007 and its first stage completed in autumn 2008.

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

  • Architects: Architects NRT Ltd
  • Project: Merenkulkijanranta, housing in East Lauttasaari
  • Location: Purjeentekijänkuja 1-13, 00210 HELSINKI, Finland
  • Photography: Antti Luutonen
  • Software used: Archicad, Microstation, 3d Studio Max
  • Architect Team: Jyrki Tasa , Pirjo Soininen , Eeva-Liisa Elo-Lehtinen , Sami Vikström
  • Other team members: Teemu Tuomi, arkkitehti SAFA , Selina Anttinen, arkkitehti SAFA , Jussi Kalliopuska, arkkitehti SAFA
  • Competition team: Jyrki Tasa, arkkitehti SAFA , Jussi Kalliopuska, arkkitehti SAFA , Pirjo Soininen, arkkitehti SAFA , Teemu Tuomi, arkkitehti SAFA , Vesa Oiva, arkkitehti SAFA
  • Client: YIT Rakennus Oy
  • Collaborators:
    • Structural design: tAri Laitinen, Insinööritoimisto Ylimäki&Tinkanen, Ossi Rintala, FCG Oy
    • HVAC: Juha Huhtala Lvi-suunnittelu J.Huhtala, Kimmo Linturi, Tubular Oy
  • Landscaping: Petri Eurasto, Geo-Juva Oy

    Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

    Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

  • Developer consultant: Petteri Karling, Lasse Vanhanen, YIT Rakennus Oy
  • Geosurveys: Matti Huokuna, Geo-Juva Oy
  • User: 237 flats
  • Gross area: 33 000 m2
  • Competition: Invited competition 2002
  • Start of design: 2002
  • Completion: 2008-2015
Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

Central themes of the proposal were extending the genius loci of the east Lauttasaari port area and the grouping the new buildings, so that as many as possible apartments will have a sea view and at the same time a favorable positioning towards the sun. Another important aspect was to not to block the sea views of existing neighboring houses.

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

The design uses elongated building masses, which are perpendicular to the shoreline. At the shore the buildings are low and extend on columns over the surface of the sea. Further away from the waterfront the numbers of the storeys grow incrementally.

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

The area is divided into zones parallel to the shore: a public pier and pedestrian zone, green yard zone, a free-form street yard and furthest away garages and adjoining street region.

The facades are mainly of white plaster and copper. Wood has been used in the rear walls and ceilings of the balconies and overhead projections.

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

Image Courtesy © Antti Luutonen

Image Courtesy © Architects NRT Ltd

Image Courtesy © Architects NRT Ltd

Housing design has focused on the flexible floor plans in addition to lightness, airiness and views. Large balconies and roof terraces will contribute to improving the opportunities to enjoy the area’s unique situation.
Garage is located below the yard. Parking space is available for 272 cars.

The total area of floor-space is 25 820m².
The total number of flats is 237. Their size varies between 50…204 m², mean area is 94,5m².

Image Courtesy © Architects NRT Ltd

Image Courtesy © Architects NRT Ltd

Image Courtesy © Architects NRT Ltd

Image Courtesy © Architects NRT Ltd

Image Courtesy © Architects NRT Ltd

Image Courtesy © Architects NRT Ltd

Image Courtesy © Architects NRT Ltd

Image Courtesy © Architects NRT Ltd

Image Courtesy © Architects NRT Ltd

Image Courtesy © Architects NRT Ltd

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