Tapiola’s Satakielitalo to be replaced by residential buildings

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2021-02-04 16:04

A new residential block, Satakielenrinne, with homes for roughly 650 residents, is being planned for the centre of Tapiola. The block is in the immediate vicinity of the metro and Tapiola’s services, at the former location of the water feature Tuultenallas and the office building Satakielitalo, which is to be demolished.

‘Espoo continues to grow sustainably around good public transport connections and services. The future inhabitants of Satakielenrinne will enjoy excellent transport options, including the metro, buses and cycling routes. All the services in the centre of Tapiola are right next door,’ says Head of Technical and Environment Services Olli Isotalo.

The illustration shows people walking in front of the buildings on a sunny summer’s day.
The planned new residential block, Satakielenrinne, is located in the immediate vicinity of the metro and Tapiola’s services. Illustration: Verstas arkkitehdit Oy.

Satakielenrinne carries on the tradition of Tapiola’s garden city with its green appearance. The block is bordered by a park and a nationally valuable and important built cultural environment, Leimuniitty. The residential buildings planned next to Leimuniitty will be 2–6 floors tall, while the buildings next to Tuulimäki will have 4–10 floors. The building heights have been determined in a way that minimises the shade cast by the buildings.

The development of Satakielenrinne is based on an architecture competition held in 2017. Once finished, the block will have a total of 30,000 square metres of floor space.

The zoning plan for the block will be debated by the City Board on 1 February 2021.

More information:

The City Board’s agenda (in Finnish)