Finnoo’s forthcoming metro station to be located near the Rusthollinrinne residential quarter and new Kemira office building
The objective of planning work is to densify the existing city structure along good public transport connections. The forthcoming Finnoo metro station will be located approximately a kilometre’s walk from Rusthollinrinne.
Rusthollinrinne is located in the north of Finnoo, between Matinkylä and Kaitaa, on the plot that currently houses Kemira’s research centre. The planning area spans approximately 5.5 hectares.
Kemira’s former headquarters and other building in the area are set to be demolished and a new office building and laboratory built in their place. Rusthollinrinne will also be home to retail space at street level below other premises, a grocery shop, and a café-restaurant pavilion.
Rusthollinrinne is to be developed into an ecologically-friendly yet dense area for living and working in, the planning of which has been focused in particular on ensuring a distinctive and varied appearance to the buildings’ facades, as well as vibrant street spaces and verdant yards.
At the green heart of the entire area will be a pleasant park spanning approximately 1.5 hectares, featuring games and sports fields, as well as areas to spend time in. The park will also feature a path in a north-south direction for pedestrians and cyclists heading to and from Finnoo metro centre, and another to the east of the planning area, allowing users to easily reach the school and daycare centre planned for the area.
In the northern part will be a dense area designated for workspaces, where companies can use work premises flexibly, based on their own space needs. The planning area spans approximately 5.5 hectares.
The area will feature homes for around 2,000 residents, and has a target of approximately 1,200 jobs.
Energy criteria guide construction
The City of Espoo is using a set of energy criteria in Finnoo, helping those involved to adhere to the principles of sustainable construction and apply suitable energy solutions for the area. Geothermal energy, solar energy and district heating can all be used in Rusthollinrinne.
Espoo’s City Planning Committee will discuss the approval of the local detailed planning proposal at its meeting on 27 October, after which it will be passed on to the City Board. The City Council will decide on approval of the plan.
Architect Pasi Mäkinen
- Urban development