The 3–10-storey residential buildings planned for the area are staggered on the slope. In the front, there are plantings bordering the area.
Illustration of the plan amendment area from the northeast.Photo: Verstas Arkkitehdit Oy

Housing construction in Tapiola’s centre

Local detailed plansTapiola

The amendment to the local detailed plan will facilitate housing construction, which will complement both the regenerating centre of Tapiola as well as the old milieu. The plan is to replace an office building that is to be demolished and the Tuultenallas pool with new construction, to the south of Merituulentie. The plan is based on the follow-up design of the winning entry, Birdie, in an invitational architecture competition. The City Council has approved the plan amendment. An appeal has been lodged regarding the local detailed plan with Helsinki Administrative Court.

Plan name


Area number


Type of land use plan

Local detailed plan amendment


Acceptance phase


Private landowner and City of Espoo

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Minna Järvenpää

Architect, Detailed Planning043 825 5187Tekniikantie 15, Otaniemi

Olli Koivula

Planning Engineer, Traffic and transportation planning for detailed plans046 877 3003Tekniikantie 15, Otaniemi