Building permit issued for Kauppakartanonkatu 16 residential block in Itäkeskus

The majority of the buildings along Kauppakartanonkatu are outdated and modest in scale relative to the growing city. A few exceptions are the new Easton commercial centre (designed by LM), and the residential tower Helmitomi, located opposite the plot for the new development, which was originally built as a landmark office tower for Itäkeskus in 1982. 

To partly correct this urban design ‘problem’, the Kauppakartanonkatu 16 block from 1978 will be demolished and replaced by a new block that is much more energy efficient with double the amount of modern residential floor space.