As Oy Rakuunantie 1

Elevation of an apartment building with a wood-structured floor

Project description:

Rakuunantie is located in a culturally and historically valuable area in Munkkiniemi, with a town plan from the 1950s, and built in a stylistically unified way which represents the housing construction of the time. The buildings along Rakuunantie are classified as culturally valuable but not protected. Rakuunantie 1, designed by architect Eino Tuompo, was completed in 1959 and has been well preserved in original condition. 

The building was elevated by one wood-structured floor with an exceptional planning permission. The external wall line of the additional level is further within than the external walls of the original building. The old, hipped roof was demolished and lower slopes around the additional level and the eaves were rebuilt according to their original appearance. In this way the original brick-faced building clearly stands out of the new floor. The additional level contains three apartments, from which four are open-ended two-room flats and two are three-room triple orientation units. Each apartment has its own southwest-oriented roof terrace. The more private spaces are located on the northeast side. The unity formed by the roof terrace and living spaces brings a feeling of space and light into the everyday life even in the smaller apartments. 

Project info:

Building permit granted:4/2014
Location:Munkkiniemi, Helsinki
Size:388 m2
Principal designer:Minna Lukander
Project architect:Karoliina Hoppu (preliminary plans), Kati Murtola (plans for building approval), Jukka Sulonen (working drawings)
Other team members:Oona Airas, Tuula Mäkiniemi
Photos:Tuomas Uusheimo, roof terrace Minna Lukander

More information:

Puulehti. 1/2016.Ylös ja ulos – Lisäkerros Rakuunantie 1 / Up and out – Additional storey Rakuunantie 1. Minna Lukander.