Views of the courtyards open up between the oblong red-brick buildings. The gable-roofed buildings have a simple shape with window openings in regular rows. The courtyards have vegetation and pine trees.
Illustration of the surroundings of the existing GTK building.Photo: Huttunen-Lipasti Arkkitehdit

New construction in Kivimies

Local detailed plansTapiola

A new residential area is being planned for Kivimies in Otaniemi. At the same time, the area’s workplace construction and services will be further developed. The City’s aim is to connect Otaniemi and Keilaniemi through urban structures.

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Type of land use plan

Local detailed plan amendment


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Private landowner

Additional information

The aim is to build approximately 150,000 square metres of new floorspace. This will provide homes for roughly 3,000 new residents and facilitate the creation of new jobs. The new construction will match the existing environment, and the area’s cultural-historical and natural values will be factored in during the planning. The existing buildings will be preserved, where possible.

A video presentation has been made about the new construction in Kivimies. You can watch the video here (in Finnish)(extrernal link).

Read more about the preparation and content of the plan on the project webpage in Finnish

You can find current information about the progress of a plan on the plan webpage in Finnish. For more information, you can contact the planners. You can participate in the planning process by submitting an opinion during the preparation stage or an objection during the proposal stage.

What are the preparation stage, public review and proposal stage?

You can read more about the process of detailed planning and resident participation on the page Detailed planning process in stages.

Read more about participation in planning from the page Participation is part of city planning.

Toni Saastamoinen

Architect, Detailed Planning040 520 8272Tekniikantie 15, Otaniemi

Olli Koivula

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

Jenny Asanti

Landscape Architect040 636 5495Tekniikantie 15, Otaniemi