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Helsingin Viuhka Apartments, Finland

“This towering residential building is an impressive landmark in the local district of Vuosaari, Helsinki. ’Viuhka’ means ‘fan’ in Finnish, and the beautiful building lives up to its name with its lightweight look. The untraditional balconies make the facade very interesting. The building was demanding to construct since it is located in a relatively snug spot, right next to a metro station. Innovative structure design, intelligent use of precast concrete and high-quality execution earned this project the national Concrete Structure of the Year Award in 2016. The apartments are small but functional, and the charming balconies serve as extensions to the living rooms. Helsingin Viuhka is a vivid architectural unity.”

Tarja Merikallio
Managing Director, Concrete Association of Finland

Project details

Location Helsinki, Finland
Owner Kojamo
Architect Konkret Architects
Structural engineer Sweco Structures
Main contractor Fira
Precast suppliers Parma, Betonimestarit