Kaljaasi Fortunan katu 4, Helsinki
Dygden city block is situated in maritime Sompasaari close to Helsinki’s city centre. Completed in 2022, the block is made up of four apartment buildings, underground carparking and a shared central courtyard. The project’s “SunZeroEnergyBuilding” concept seeks to find solutions for near zero energy building. Excess solar heat gain within the building is collected by the district cooling system and fed back into Helsinki’s district heating network. Dygden city block is part of Helsinki city’s Re-thinking Urban Housing programme.
The block’s southern corner contains ARA-funded right-of-occupancy homes. The apartment building’s 8-storey facade is made of brown brick, while the lower 5- and 6-storey volumes are of lighter-coloured brick. Brickwork recesses within the taller volume act as a unifying element, tying together the balconies and the more solid masonry sections of the facade.
Architecture firm Konkret: https://konkret.fi/