VUOSAARI TOWER

The task of the Invited Competition was to design a residential tower with commercial spaces in Vuosaari, next to the Columbus shopping centre. The entry consisted of a 26 storey apartment tower, two storey commercial base and two underground parking levels.

The residential part of the tower has an L-shape, flexible floor plan, which is comple-
mented into a square with an arrangement of lifts and staircases. The building is further clad with a double skin façade, which plays a central role in façade design. The façade composition is enlivened by varying balcony-window combinations in the floor-plan.

There is a large children’s playground as well as greenhouses on the roof of the commercial wing.