The Konepaja district in Pasila is an inspiring combination of the urban city centre, new architecture and industrial history. The previous machine shop area of VR is now full of vivid, colourful urban life.
Konepaja, located in Vallila, Helsinki, next to the Linnanmäki amusement park, is one of the most visible examples of urban development. Konepaja´s community is strong: when a person moves into an area, he or she rarely wants to go anywhere else.
Konepaja area was completed in March 2021 after almost 15 years of construction.
The Aleksis Kiven katu side of the apartment block was designed by Arkkitehtitoimisto Nurmela Raimoranta Tasa Oy whose design team is led by Professor Jyrki Tasa. The Teollisuuskatu side of the block was designed by Hannu Huttunen and Markku Erholtz from ARK-house arkkitehdit Oy. Individual wishes in terms of both spatial design and materials are implemented in the residential buildings.
The Konepaja area will be constructed in stages. The National Board of Antiquities has estimated the building complex of Konepaja as one of the most significant cultural environments in Helsinki.