Type

Invitation competition 2004, 1st Prize

Location

Metsänhoitajankatu 7, Viikki Latokartano, Helsinki

Status

Completed 2006

Year

2006

Scale

2700 brm2, 20 apartments

Client

ATT

Housing

Kalliokielo Ltd.

Kalliokielo Ltd. is located close to nature in Latokartano – part of the garden district in the neighbourhood of Viikki, Helsinki. It consists of three row houses with 20 apartments in total.

The plot sits on a slope inclining to the east and southwest. The three buildings are situated on the plot to form a peaceful whole with an inviting yard between the buildings.

Only one street, Metsänhoitajankatu, marks off the plot on the east side. All the other sides are circulated with routes for light traffic.

The architectural design embraces closeness to nature and the green surroundings of Viikki. The buildings sit harmoniously on the plot’s sloping, stone setting.

Viikki is known for ecological housing construction and these criteria of the area were taken into consideration for the design of the Kalliokielo apartments. The facades are clean, red-brick masonry . The frameworks are wood and concrete; and balconies combine wood, glass and steel.