Turku Science Park aims at bold growth
Cederqvist & Jäntti Architects collaborate with City of Turku creating visions for the future development of the Turku Science Park.
The Science Park Masterplan 2050 area includes over a million squaremeters of new construction, investments of several billions, over 10 000 new jobs and apartments for 20 000 new Turku residents with one hour distance away from the capital region. The City of Turku will develop the Science Park area as an international concentration of expertise and as a showcase of top competence with ambitious objectives.
Kakolankallio 2 Topping Out Ceremonies
The topping out ceremonies of Housing Company Kakolankallio 2 were carried out on the 23rd November in Turku. The 5-storey block of flats is located on the highest point of its surroundings. The building is the second part of a 3-phase project, including 63 apartments, stores, aid spaces, an underground parking hall and a courtyard built on the top slab of it. The Kakolankallio hill area rises up to 40 meters above the sea level, providing unrestricted views over the entire Turku downtown. From 1853 the Kakola area was famous of being a state prison for the cruelest criminals. This function was terminated as late as 2007, and the environment was relieved for housing, as well as cultural and recreational activities.
Project developer: OP-Vuokratuotto Fund, Main Contractor: Hartela
Tammikumpu urban planning in Kauniainen
A commission for a new urban planning study has been ordered by the City of Kauniainen. Tammikumpu ("Oak Hill") is the northmost point of Kauniainen, next to the Old Turku Highway. It neighbours the small conserved Lippajärvi Lake and the surrounding residential areas of Espoo. The historical features of the area are a former Cavalier Manor and its premises from the times of Russian Empire. The area also includes a nature conservation area with a rich wetland and birdlife entity.
Savion Kruunu Building Permit Granted
As. Oy Savion Kruunu in Kerava was granted a building permit. It is located near Savio railway station and includes 22 apartments. The construction will start in early 2018.
Successful shareholder event at Kruunuvuorenranta
The two housing companies Kruunuvuoren Kuningas and Kuningatar ("King" and "Queen") at Laajasalo area, eastern Helsinki, are to be accomplished soon.
The entity consists of four 4- and 5-storey blocks of flats, providing also underground parking spaces, and a large collective courtyard area for recreation and children play. The buildings are situated on the highest point of the area, mainly providing free views to surrounding forest but partially also beyond the Kruunuvuorenselkä sea bay, over to the Helsinki city skyline.
Last week, an exhibition event for becoming inhabitants, was held by the main contractor Peab Oy, to bring out the phase of construction. The receiving was enthusiastic, and positive attention was paid to quality of work, organisation of apartments and landscaping as well as allover architectural appearance.
C&J chosen for the 2nd phase of Helsinki High Rise Competition
Cederqvist & Jäntti Architects in team with Fira is among four selected parties to continue to the second phase of the Helsinki High Rise Competition. Team Fira´s competition entry has been created by a broad coalition of experts and the investor Nrep and developer Bonava. The official press release of the City of Helsinki and Senate Properties can be found at the project website, www.helsinkihighrise.fi. We are looking forward to developing our visions and ideas for the Pasila area!