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 2030. The first residents moved to Borgströminmäki and Gunillankallio in autumn 2015. By the end of 2019, there were already 2,200 apartments and some 3,500 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”) already shines on 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 are planned.
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.
Koirasaarentie up to Haakoninlahti and the streets in the northern parts of Borgströminmäki, Gunillankallio, Hopealaakso and Haakoninlahti have already been built. The pre-construction and filling work at Koirasaaret and Stansvikinranta beach has been completed. Streets and public utilities for the southern part of Haakoninlahti will be built during 2020–2021. Street planning is also under way for the Kruunuvuori and Koirasaaret areas.
The Kruunuvuorenranta dog pen at Kaitalahdenkuru has been completed. In 2020, parkways will be built in Henrik Borgströmin puisto (from Föglönkuja to Henrik Borgströmin tie) and Saaristofregatinpuisto (between Pojamankatu, Disankatu and Kruunuparkki 5). Planning is under way for the Hopealaakso sports park, Stansvikinranta beach and the adjacent parks and recreation areas.
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 (0)50 558 8519
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.