YIT signs Trigoni contract
11 February 2019
Finnish contractor YIT has signed an agreement with the capital of Finland and Senate Properties on the execution of the first phase of the multi-building Trigoni project for workplaces and housing in Helsinki, Finland.
YIT will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of the start-up area in the Pasila high-rise district in accordance with its plan that won the Helsinki High-rise Design-Build competition.
The implementation of the start-up area includes the construction of two high-rise buildings and a podium structure.
According to the proposal, the first high-rise in the start-up area, which will also be the tallest building in the area, will reach a height of approximately 180m and have a total of 51 storeys.
Inside the building, the design includes a hotel, apartments and a scenic restaurant. The other high-rise, approximately 140m tall and with 40 storeys, will become offices and apartments.
As well as incorporating approximately 500 apartments, 300 hotel rooms and workplaces for 1,000 people, the start-up area will include commercial premises, street-level storefronts and parking facilities.
Overall, the Trigoni proposal includes nine high-rise buildings in the three planning areas of the competition.
Päivi Ahlroos, project manager at City of Helsinki Executive Office, said, “The large-scale redevelopment of Pasila, which is already visible in Central Pasila and progresses with this implementation contract, will make Pasila an increasingly important hub for traffic and a vibrant urban centre to live and work in.
“In the future, Pasila will have around 30,000 residents as well as jobs for over 50,000 people.”
Construction of the start-up area can begin once the local detailed plan is ready, which is estimated to happen in 2020 or 2021. The value of the start-up area is approximately €500 million, with the value of the entire Western area, estimated to be around €1 billion.