Generations Block


Implementing party: S-asunnot Oy, HOAS, Asuntosäätiö
Partners: CityInnoNets-projekti (Tekes, 2010–2011): Helsingin Diakonissalaitoksen Hoiva Oy, HSL, Seulo Palvelut Oy, Tekes, Movense Oy, Ministry of the Environment, Aalto University, CIN Project (ARA, 2012): Helsingin Diakonissalaitoksen Hoiva Oy, HSL, Seulo Palvelut Oy, Tekes, Movense Oy, Ministry of the Environment, Aalto University, Arkkitehtitoimisto Hedman & Matomäki Oy 
Jätkäsaari, Länsisatamankatu 34, Hyväntoivonkatu 6, Hyväntoivonkatu 8
Completed 2016

The aim of the project has been to examine housing innovations in a variety of operating areas through trial construction. 
The development goals of the CIN innovation block have been as follows:

1. Network management, mobilising city innovation to the block level
2. Living and service concept for the block, creating a service concept through a user-centric process.

The original development themes also included modular architecture – the development of modular prefabricated construction technology in an urban environment. When the module supplier pulled out of the project, the CIN project gave up the idea of modular construction.

The CIN innovation block has created spaces and an operating model for resident-oriented, multi-generational and international block housing in which the core is formed by the block’s inner street, shared yard and centralised services, with undisturbed housing provided above ground level.

The block features a diverse range of urban housing options: rental housing for students, senior citizens and disabled people. Hitas owner-occupied housing is also available.

The project has received the Vuoden Parhaat ARA-neliöt (Best ARA square metres of the year) award.

Generations Block website




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