SATO Kalasataman kehityskortteli

Junonkatu Helsinki

Vuokra- ja omistusasuntoja, SATO Rakennuttaja Oy

Galleriatalo on uusi asuinrakennustyyppi, jossa muunneltavat kaupunkimaiset pienasunnot ja niitä palvelevat yhetistilat on sijoitettu galleriatilan ympärille.
Galleriatalon kehittämisessä on ollut mukana Tekes-kehityshanke.
Kehityskorttelissa on Galleriatalon lisäksi kaupunkipientaloja sekä arkkitehtuuri ja muotoilutoimisto Tallin suunnittelema "Töölöläistalo".

Valmistunut 2014

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SATO is one of Finland’s leading corporate investors in housing. SATO owns a total of some 23,000 rentable homes in Finland’s largest centers of urban growth and St. Petersburg. SATO’s value proposition is ”A home the way you want it”.

The Helsinki Seaside Open Housing Project is managed by Jouko Kuusela and Hannu Korhonen. The architects of the buildings are: co-ordination ArkOpen / Esko Kahri, the Gallery Block ArkOpen / Petri Viita, the Town Houses Portaali / Juha Kämäräinen, the Neo-Urban Apartments Talli / Pia Ilonen, Mari Mannevaara



Address: Kalasatama (”Fish Harbour”), Helsinki
(former harbour area in the heart of city)
Completion year: 2013
Structural engineers: WISE Group,Esa Järviö
HEPAC-engineering: Kartech Ltd, Hannu Kallo
Floor Area: 4500 + 1650 + 4000 = 10.150 sq.m
Site Area: 5630 sq.m

Three client groups and three ways of life span thinking


Base Buildings

1. the Gallery Block / small apartments: open structure, installation zones, combinable apartments.
2. the Town Houses: open space + sanitary facilities, optional facades.
3. the Neo-Urban Apartments: a universally usable layout, where the rooms can be used in different ways without spatial changes.


Dynamic Uses Changing with Time

The Gallery Block: apartment sizes according to demand, small apartments can be combined.

The Town Houses: alternative layouts, movable walls. The Neo-Urban Apartments: spacious generally applicable rooms that accommodate changing life situations.


Participatory Process

A client service system has been developed for 10 years; a book on the subject has been published in June 2011. The Gallery Block offers a choice of interior designs in different styles. The Neo-Urban Apartments offers alternatives in surface materials and fixtures. The Town Houses are individual from the layout to the facades.

User Friendly and Responsive Technology

The client service system, developed by the Tocoman / Moor Co, connects the user and the developer online. The service manages information about client choices of layouts, materials and fixtures including costs. Quantity information is passed on to the building site.


The SATO Team won an Open Building Technology competition in 2001. The proposed system has since then been refined and tens of projects have been realized using the concept. The need for flexibility varies for different types of projects. The development block on the Helsinki seaside uses three different types of user influence and life span solutions. The rented apartments use a communal building type with social emphasis, including possibilities for combining flats in the future. The family apartments use a building type that is universally usable without structural alterations. For the demanding customer there are the Town Houses, which provide an urban location combined with individuality from layout to facades. All clients are serviced online. With these principles a socially versatile housing block is formed, that can live and develop in harmony with the changing needs of the inhabitants.