Malta Apartments

Helsinki, 2014

Helsinki Malta is the largest group built housing project in Finland. In addition to individual dwellings, the dwellers wanted to invest in shared spaces and social activities. We designed a street-level communal multipurpose space that serves the needs of the residents as a restaurant, living room and library – or even a ballroom. When the weather allows it, the space continues to the terrace. Top floor communal spaces overlook Jätkäsaari Island. The large rooftop terrace and winter garden were equipped for sun worshipers and barbecue evenings without forgetting the green thumbs. In the fireplace room, dwellers may relax after sauna – the classic wood sauna or the walk-in sauna that is always ready.

Residential apartment building Malta was selected for the 2016 Biennial Review of Architecture, which highlights bold thinking and experimental architecture over the past two years. The review was published by Alvar Aalto museum and foundation together with SAFA finnish architects association.

Client: Asunto Oy Helsingin Malta
Year: 2014
Architect: ARK House Arkkitehdit Oy