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Ratinanranta district, Tampere, Finland
The idyllic Ratinanranta district lies along the shore of Pyhäjärvi, just a stone’s throw from the centre of Tampere. The buildings in the area are positioned to make the most of the lake views.
Also, residents have access to a two-storey parking facility, which was built partly under and to the sides of the residential buildings.
Cost: 130 million euros
Net indoor area: 45,000 m², 500 parking places
Tampere’s newest tower block and landmark, Luminary, will consist of two components: an eight-storey building and a 22-storey tower. A parking facility will be built beneath the yard area.
Luminary will house residential and business premises, complete with parking places. The project involves the use of structures for several particularly challenging designs.
Cost: 85 million euros (estimate)
Gross floor area: 18,000 m²
Projected completion: 2019
Housing company As. Oy Pursimiehenkatu 27, Helsinki
Part of the Pursimiehenkatu 27 project involved renovating the façade and roofing of the Art Nouveau building located in Punavuori. In conjunction with the roofing renovation, a corner tower that had been destroyed in wartime was restored.
The airing balconies on the courtyard side were renovated, and steel balcony railings were installed. Product compliance was verified with a work-site-specific expert statement.
Kalevanrinne residential buildings, Tampere
In the design of the Kalevanrinne area, a central goal was to ensure that the new buildings and underground parking facilities fit in with the surroundings and contribute to a harmonious and functional urban environment.
The district already housed business, office, and maintenance premises and warehouses built in the 1960s and 1970s. The blocks of flats are located in the vicinity of the Sammonkatu tram route, the Kalevanharju district, and a commercial district undergoing development.
In the main, the buildings have nine floors, and the lower wings housing commercial premises are situated along Sammonkatu. In the central portion of the linked-buildings entity, the parking halls were built via the in-situ casting method and contain post-tensioned structures.
Cost: 80 million euros
The wooden-construction Puukuokka housing block is in Jyväskylä’s Kuokkala district. Building 2 has seven floors, with 70 flats in total. The six-storey building 3 has 58 flats.
Lakea’s innovative Heartwood construction concept is based on experience gained in the Puukuokka project.
Cost: 16 million euros
Floor area: 9,500 m²
Completion: 2017 (Puukuokka 2), 2018 (Puukuokka 3)
Housing company As. Oy Jätkäsaaren Lakeanpuisto
This six-storey block of flats being built in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, will also contain a parking facility to be constructed partly beneath the building. The property features a curved module network, sloping roofs, and several structurally challenging solutions. Most parts of the building’s frame are made of concrete, but the attic and roofing structures feature laminated veneer lumber also.
The work was carried out as a modelling project realised with the Tekla Structures software.
Cost: 12 million euros
Floor area: 6,950 m²
Projected completion: 2019
Housing company As. Oy Tasanko, Hämeentie 28, Helsinki
A three-year project was undertaken for the renovation of an Art Nouveau building in the Kallio district of Helsinki that originally was completed in 1912. In connection with the project, the building’s façade and plumbing were renovated, lifts and yard areas were refurbished, and new loft-style flats (with a total floor area of 860 m²) were built.
The design work and integration of various entities presented challenges at the realisation stage. Special attention had to be given to the lowering of the basement floor and related details.
In the construction of the loft-style flats, structural engineering expertise was particularly useful at the work-site stage. For the steel structures in the loft, product compliance was verified with a work-site-specific expert statement.
Cost: 9 million euros
Keilaranta Tower, Espoo
Plans have been made to build a high-rise hybrid building with 29 aboveground storeys and four underground basement levels in Espoo’s Keilaniemi. The building will be 120 metres tall. This will make it Finland’s tallest office building. It will house flats, a hotel, office premises, and parking places.
Because of the building’s seaside location, there are strict technical requirements for the façade. Wind tunnel tests have been performed in two planning stages, to determine wind loads.
We performed preliminary planning, drafting, and building-permit-stage design as the principal structural designer.
The goal is to receive a LEED certificate for Keilaranta Tower.
Gross floor area: 88,600 m²
Completion: year not yet determined
KOy Willa Viola, Tampere
KOy Jousenpuisto parking facility, City of Espoo
The Jousenpuisto parking facility serves as the roof over the Urheilupuisto metro station’s platforms. The project was challenging because of the foundation conditions, connecting structures, and waterproofing requirements.
In addition, 2–8-storey residential buildings and a yard area will be built above the car park.
Cost: 30 million euros
Gross floor area: 30,000 m²
Joensuu Lighthouse is the tallest, completely wooden 14-storey residential building in Finland. There are 117 apartaments in Lighthouse, mainly targeted for students. AINS Goup was responsible for the demanding design of wood structures.
New materials and combinations of materials have been piloted in the Lighthouse. Except for the first floor, the vertical parts of the frame of the concrete pile-based building are made of laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and horizontal planks of cross-laminated timber (CLT). According to Stora Enso’s research, the eco-friendly wooden building will store 1,600 tons of carbon dioxide.
Lighthouse was nominated as the winner of RIL-Palkinto 2019.
Gross floor area: 4.786 m2, 19.160 m3
Cost: 14,5 M€