- Sustainable urban development
- FI / SV
Houses in Kruunuvuorenranta are built densely while respecting the environment and the history of the area. Most of the area will remain in public use as parks, nature conservation areas and areas for recreational use.
Kruunuvuorenranta is being built on a 260-hectare area that used to be the Laajasalo oil harbour. Construction is well under way and will continue until around 2030. The first residents moved to Borgströminmäki and Gunillankallio in autumn 2015. By the end of 2020, there were already 2,630 apartments and some 4,800 residents.
Approximately 7,500 apartments, with a total floor area of some 580,000 floor square metres, will be built in the area. The total floor area for business premises and services will be some 55,000 floor square metres.
The soil has been decontaminated before construction. Some plots will be excavated or filled for housing construction. Streets and water supply will also be built before the houses.
The history as an oil harbour can be seen in the new Kruunuvuorenranta. Former oil silos will be left in place for different purposes, to serve as reminders of an industrial past. The light installation Öljysäiliö 468 (“Oil Silo 468”) shines in one of the silos.
Kruunuvuorenranta is being built in alignment with and with respect to the environment. The house types and housing construction solutions for the forest terrain and shores are varied and even experimental.
Despite the inner city look, some apartments will be different urban single-family homes, from townhouses to floating apartments. New forms of flat living are also sought. A loft building, three-story town villas, star-shaped apartment buildings and 8–10-storey tower blocks have been built.
The shores will have varying looks. Haakoninlahti, opposite the inner city, will have squares and a beach boulevard with services. Some of the shores at Haakoninlahti and Kruunuvuori will be built into parks, some will be left in their natural states.
Streets and parks are being constructed in stages according to the housing construction schedule. Street finishing work is usually not done before the buildings have been completed. Parks are built after the surrounding streets and bloks are finished.
The streets in the Borgströminmäki and Gunillankallio areas are almost finished. The street Koirasaarentie (between Saaristolaivastonkatu and Reiherintie), and the municipal engineering and the structure layers of streets in the area Hopealaakso and northern parts of Haakoninlahti are constructed, and streets are finished along with the finalising of the tramline and plots. The dredging and filling work is finished in the Koirasaaret and Varisluodonlahti (future Kruunuvuorenranta beach) areas. Building of streets and municipal engineering is under construction in the southern parts of Haakoninlahti and in the Kruunuvuori area.
The Kruunuvuorenranta dog pen and the Saaristofregatinpuisto parkway have been completed. Pre-construction is under way for the Hopealaakso sports park.
Kruunuvuorenranta has a varied selection of different sub-areas.
The construction of Kruunuvuorenranta is a massive effort, and construction is being planned and controlled using different methods. Construction logistics help to keep disturbances to a minimum during construction. A logistics operator at Kruunuvuorenranta monitors that traffic and parking, plot and street construction and the related worksite support functions are running smoothly.
Safety is also being emphasised. Public areas, unbuilt areas and the cleanliness of the site environments are regularly monitored by means of site tours.
Residents can notify the logistics operator of any possible disturbances and problems during construction.
Logistics operator for Kruunuvuorenranta
Tel: +358 40 487 4303
Tel. +358 40 634 1637
There are several valid local detailed plans in the Kruunuvuorenranta area.
See the current local detailed plans and the existing traffic plans for the area on Helsinki Map Service.
The City of Helsinki will mainly sign over residential plots based on a public application process. Some plots will be signed over separately based on quality or price competitions. If builders have not been found for some plots during the application period or competition, they may be moved to the continuous application process where they are available to all interested parties.