In Jätkäsaari, you live in the inner city, which includes dense and sheltered closed blocks, as well as cafés, restaurants and street-level shops. Services are within walking distance, and the tram provides convenient access to many directions. The diverse housing stock of Jätkäsaari includes the right home for everyone.

What is it like to live in Jätkäsaari?

Jätkäsaari is an urban seaside district. The dense construction, sheltered closed blocks, street-level shops and trams give Jätkäsaari a downtown atmosphere. The traces of the harbour will not be wiped out of the way of the construction. Instead, the roughness of the cargo port and the open sea will be present in the new cityscape.

In Jätkäsaari, services are close by. As construction progresses, both public and commercial services will increase. In the middle of Jätkäsaari, the winding Hyväntoivonpuisto Park, sports park and in the future also a swimming hall will offer recreation and leisure opportunities. The network of bicycle and pedestrian routes is comprehensive and constantly improving. The main bicycle and pedestrian route runs through Hyväntoivonpuisto.

What kind of housing and buildings will there be in Jätkäsaari?

The housing selection in Jätkäsaari is diverse. In accordance with the Helsinki land use and housing programme, the area will include owner-occupied housing, non-subsidised and state-subsidised rental housing, right-of-occupancy housing and price-controlled Hitas housing, as well as housing for students and older people. Furthermore, there are several group construction projects in Jätkäsaari with different housing models and concepts.

The architecture of the area has a modern and experimental approach, which can be seen in the Parisian-style roof level construction and the use of colours, for example. The number of storeys in the buildings decreases towards the seashore. Adjacent townhouses, low-rise apartment buildings and terraced houses will be built near the shore.

Jätkäsaari’s waste goes to Rööri

In Jätkäsaari, waste is collected using the pipeline system Rööri. Residents take their sorted waste to the housing company’s collection point, from where it is sucked into the system. A pipe about half a metre in diameter circulates under the street network and transports waste through the main pipe to a collection station under Hyväntoivonpuisto.

Rööri significantly reduces service traffic: emissions are reduced and safety is increased. Because there is no need for conventional waste containers, odour nuisances also disappear. Furthermore, the operating costs of the system are lower than in traditional waste management. The Rööri system also includes plastic collection.

The pipeline waste collection system is managed by Jätkäsaaren jätteen putkikeräys Oy, i.e. Jätkäsaaren Rööri.

Elsewhere online

Jätkäsaaren Rööri. Read more about pipeline waste collection in Jätkäsaari.

Public art creates comfort

There will be public art in Jätkäsaari. There are already several artworks on the streets, such as Länsilinkki Bridge, Paluu tulevaisuuteen created in a telephone booth and Horisontti on Jätkäsaarenlaituri.

The so-called percent for art principle is applied in Jätkäsaari’s public art. This means that about one per cent of the budget for the City’s public construction projects will be spent on art procurement. The principle has been followed in Helsinki since the early 1990s.

As a rule, artists are commissioned to create new artworks specifically for the location. The percent for art works are usually procured for the interior or exterior premises of buildings, but some are also implemented in connection with park and street construction.

Housing in Jätkäsaari by developers

ATT NREP. Developer of housing solutions in apartment buildings.

Hartela. Building a maritime Helsinki. The website is in Finnish.

Kojamo. Rental homes and better urban housing.

Lakea. A forerunner of Finnish housing.

NAL Apartments. Affordable homes for young adults.

Oulun rakennusteho. Quality of life at the best spot in the area. The website is in Finnish.

Peab. Housing and office solutions for the Nordic countries. The website is in Finnish.

Varte. An experienced builder and housing producer. The website is in Finnish.

Apartments for sale in Jätkäsaari

Oikotie. Apartments for sale at Oikotie.

Etuovi. Apartments in Jätkäsaari at Etuovi.

The websites are in Finnish.

Updated 5.2.2021