Housing construction in the seaside district of Finnoo is gaining traction as the City of Espoo seeks builders for three districts with residential blocks of flats in Djupsundsbäcken. The applicants must commit to following specified energy criteria.
Three block areas containing residential blocks of flats are available for application, located in the area of Djupsundsbäcken south of Kaitaantie and in the vicinity of Finnoo’s future metro station. The plot application round is intended for professional builders, construction companies and construction consultants in particular.
The total permitted building area of the plots is 18,100 floor square metres. In total, six residential blocks of flats can be built on the plots. The plots will be sold to various builders and, primarily, for privately financed owner-occupied housing production.
The planning and construction in environmentally-friendly Finnoo will be guided by low-emission and sustainable solutions. Actors exclusively chosen for the area commit to criteria enhancing energy efficiency, such as the measurement of the buildings’ energy consumption.
Besides obligatory criteria, plot applicants must meet some voluntary energy criteria that are rated. The applicant must commit to the voluntary requirements with a minimum of 12 points. You receive points when, for example, the total energy consumption of the building planned for construction is at least 20% lower than the minimum level set forth in legislation.
Comfortable living by the sea and near the metro
In Finnoo, housing construction will be focused on four different areas: the green Djupsundsbäcken, the modern metro centre, the maritime Finnoonsatama and, as the last area to be constructed, Finnoonkartano in the north. The construction of the first residential blocks of flats in Finnoonkallio will be started in late 2019.
Part of the main road network in north Finnoo has already been implemented. Streets and bridges will be constructed area by area as the planning progresses. The metro tunnels have already been excavated, and the construction of the tracks and stations is the next phase.
By the end of the 2030s, Finnoo will grow into a district of 17,000 residents, whose strengths are the proximity to the sea, local nature and excellent transport connections. The metro, opening in 2023, will connect the area to the regional and national rail network.
Finnoo will feature the best aspects of Espoo
Housing construction scheduled to start in Finnoo by the end of the year
Illustration: Arkkitehdit Anttila & Rusanen Oy