Työnjohtajankatu area

  • LocationHelsinki
  • TypeCommission, 2015-
  • ClientAberdeen Asset Management Finland, JM Suomi, HOK-Elanto
  • Program100 000 m²
  • StatusIn progress

Conversion of and old industrial and commercial site into a new housing area close to Herttoniemi metro station. Oldest part of the existing (GWS) factory, a red brick building by E. Teräsrvirta & E. Huttunen, is left as a historic layer and as area's functional focal point. The new residential buildings echo the materiality of the industrial history with brick bases and steel clad upper parts. The area is shielded from the traffic by multi-storey garage with commercial and recreational spaces on top.