Eiranranta HousingEdit profile
Client Ky Eiranrannan Argonautit Location Helsinki Year of completion 3/2008 Gross Area 3114+3676+3468 The Baltic Sea and the beautiful archipelago of Helsinki is an active part of the new residential buildings in the historical Eira the beginning of the 20th century. On the seashore is being built three blocks with a touch of class and a magnificent view all the way to the Estonian capital Tallinn. Within a short walking distance are the verdant park of Kaivopuisto, the seaside boulevard with its cafés, harbours with their excellent contacts to beaches and restaurants on the islands nearby and wharves of the yacht clubs. There are especially several apartment types between 120 and 270. Especially senior couples moving from large suburb single-family houses are looking for apartments of this size. There are also apartments ranging from 80 to 100 sqm designed for the studying children and grandparents of these couples or just for other persons living alone. When needed the dwellers may buy extra space for e.g wine cellars or sports equipment. All the dwellings have separate spaces for housekeeping. Therefore no common laundries are needed. From the car park, situated beneath the buildings, there is a direct access to the residential floors. The apartment doors in the light staircases are not too close. The usability and design of the lift is better than usually. All dwellings have a bathroom with a sauna or large pool, balcony or terrace and a fireplace. The room height is over 3 meters. All apartments are designed according to the requirements for the disabled. When needed the extra showers in the toilets may be removed in order to make enough space for the wheel chair. The apartments have also wireless communication networks, Bang & Olufsen home theatres, water leakage alarms, alarm door contacts and gate phone with camera. The lighting control is also wireless. Main façade materials are tile and plastering with colours adapted to the surroundings. Also Finnish natural stone and painted metal cassettes are used as claddings. All dwellings have a panoramic view over the sea from the main living spaces. In the larges apartments also the dining space, library/workplace and the master bedrooms are towards the sea. The terraces of the 2-storey studio apartments are orientated towards the historical town and the sunset. The balconies of the seaside dwellings have a curved full height panorama window. The site is surrounded by a masonry with an iron gate. The beddings are easy-care ground cover plants and typical coastal plants. Facades and pergolas are covered with climbers, as in general in Eira. There are no lawns at all.