Architect
B&M Architects
Completion
2017
Gross area
4750 m²
Themes
Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2019
Category
Other
Tags
colour concrete curved

The new Kruunuvuorenranta district in the east of Helsinki city centre has a waste treatment facility which collects all waste from the district’s apartment blocks through underground pipes. The waste transfer terminal is located next to a steep rock cliff. It has been an inspiration for the massing of the relief-like façade. The concrete elements of the façade resemble the shape of an origami. The design is based on 3D modelling. After the fitting of elements, they were painted with rust patinated paint. The building has a monopitch roof which has a grass roofing.

The functions of the waste transfer terminal are hidden in the sculpture-like building. The monolith building’s façade’s sensitive design forms an interesting view with the rock cliff to the neighbouring apartment blocks.

Jussi Murole, Timo Kiukkola, Nikolai Rautio and Teemu Seppänen from B&M Architects designed Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Terminal. The construction was completed in 2017. The design and modelling of the concrete elements were executed in collaboration with FCG and Topi Äikäs from Betoniviidakko. The building won the concrete façade of the year 2017 architecture award.

Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Terminal is a Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2019 finalist.

Location

Hopeakaivoksentie 45, Helsinki
60.1707564, 25.0212377

Images

The site plan, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre
The site plan, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre (© B&M Architects)
The cross-sectional drawing, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre
The cross-sectional drawing, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre (© B&M Architects)
The concrete element plan, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre
The concrete element plan, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre (© Hanna Tyvelä)
The concrete element plan, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre
The concrete element plan, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre (© Timo Kiukkola)
The street facade, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre
The street facade, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre (© Timo Kiukkola)
The street entrance, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre
The street entrance, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre (© Timo Kiukkola)
The street façade, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre
The street façade, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre (© Timo Kiukkola)
The entrance, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre
The entrance, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre (© Timo Kiukkola)
The entrance, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre
The entrance, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre (© Timo Kiukkola)
The interior, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre
The interior, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre (© Timo Kiukkola)
Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre
Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre (© Timo Kiukkola)
The concrete element façade, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre
The concrete element façade, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Centre (© Timo Kiukkola)