The old shopping centre in Matinkylä will be demolished in spring 2019. The construction of new apartment buildings will begin immediately thereafter. The new homes are scheduled for completion in 2021. All in all, some 200 apartments will be built on the plot of the old shopping centre. The new housing block will be called Mahtikortteli, and it will include a garage.

An underground garage will also be built under the Tynnyripuisto park next to the metro station and the Iso Omena shopping centre. A 7-storey hotel is currently being built above it, scheduled to be ready in 2020. The ground floor of the hotel will house a high-end restaurant that will include a courtyard patio in the summer.

The hotel will be complemented by two apartment hotels whose fully furnished flats will be available for both short-term and long-term stays.

The construction of a swimming pool is scheduled to begin in Tynnyripuisto in 2019. It will open its doors for swimmers in autumn 2021. A new school called Merimatin koulu will also be built in the park. Its conceptual design is already under way.

Illustration of the hotel in Tynnyripuisto in Matinkylä.
Hotel in Tynnyripuisto. Illustration: Gullichsen Vormala Arkkitehdit Ky.