Asunto Oy Verkkosaaren Artus, Helsinki

Vanha talvitie 31, 00580 Helsinki

Number of Units46
Size of Units39,0 - 80,5 m2 m2
Completionphase 1: 31 August – 31 October 2024


You’re an individual. So why shouldn’t your home be too?

Looking for a new apartment in Helsinki? Look no further than our unique loft apartments in Verkkosaari!

Helsinki’s second EKE Loft apartment block, Asunto Oy Verkkosaaren Artus, is taking shape in Kalasatama, on the eastern side of the city centre. Verkkosaaren Artus is carefully designed to blend in seamlessly with the local area and the maritime cityscape, and to become a home for those who want more from where they live.


Why choose an EKE Loft home?

This semi-Hitas site makes for a great investment, as the initial purchase price is regulated, but when selling your home on to its next owner you can sell it for market price.

You can also increase the profit you might make by finishing the apartment to your specifications and choosing surface materials based on your budget.

What’s more, Verkkosaari is an up-and-coming urban area in the city centre, allowing you to enjoy the beating heart of the city and proximity to the sea at the same time.

Upea valkoinen keittiö asiakkaamme loft-kodissa.

Asunto Oy Verkkosaaren Artus is being realised as a semi-Hitas site.

The complex is located on a plot rented from the City of Helsinki, at Vanha talvitie 31, 00580 Helsinki. The PANKOW residential block is being built close to Hermannin rantapuisto seafront park, with the residential block home to four complexes, a shared yard deck, and below this a carpark.

The Asunto Oy Verkkosaaren Artus complex will feature studio-type residential apartments measuring 39–80.5 m² and implemented as blank-slate-style EKE Loft apartments. The apartments have a ceiling height of approximately four metres, with the seven-story complex featuring 46 apartments as well as facilities including a common room and shared saunas.

Facts about the building

  • Semi-Hitas site, draw completed 20 November 2023
  • City of Helsinki rental plot
  • 46 unique EKE Loft apartments
  • Apartment sizes 39.0–80.5 m2
  • Room height approx. four metres
  • Studio-style apartments, realised as a blank slate
  • Heated by water-circulating underfloor heating connected to the district heating network
  • Energy rating of A
  • Great shared spaces
  • Shared use carpark under the yard deck
  • Parking spaces for 27 cars available to rent, with 10 equipped for charging electric cars
  • estimate for completion of interior works (blank slate finish in accordance with the EKE Loft concept)
    phase 1: 31 August – 31 October 2024, apartments A9–A46
    phase 2: 31 August – 31 October 2025, apartments A1–A8.

Verkkosaari – a maritime atmosphere in the heart of the city

Asunto Oy Verkkosaaren Artus is located in Verkkosaari, a residential area in Kalasatama, along the Vanhankaupunginselkä bay coastline, in the east of central Helsinki.

Kalasatama is cementing its status as one of Helsinki’s up-and-coming desirable residential areas. In Verkkosaari, the sea is always near. Getting right into the very heart of the city from Verkkosaari is easy, as is enjoying a summer’s day on the Mustikkamaa shoreline or on Korkeasaari.

Grocery shop
Bus stop
Kalasataman apteekki pharmacy
Daycare centre
Shopping Centre Redi
Havainnekuva Verkkosaaren Artus, loftasuntojen uudiskohde Helsingissä.


Exactly the home you want

Our blank slate Loft apartments offer a finished framework and pre-installed toilet and bathroom. The rest – you decide on. You can plan how you want the space to be divided, or you can go fully open plan. You can decide on your dream kitchen, flooring and any internal walls. The room height is up to four metres – meaning that a mezzanine sleeping level is an option, also increasing your living space. EKE builds the framework, you create your dream end result.

A Loft home is not a compromise – far from it – instead it offers you the opportunity to craft your perfect home.

A word from the architect

Asunto Oy Verkkosaaren Artus, which has garnered plenty of international attention, is being realised as a two-phase construction concept. This is an exceptionally resident-friendly way to produce apartment blocks: the developer realises the space, in which the resident can then create their own apartment.

It’s been a delight to work with EKE again and make the dreams of self-builders come true. The last Loft project – Asunto Oy Helsingin Harkko – was completed in Kruunuvuorenranta in 2019. These big, bright spaces will undoubtedly inspire many people to make their dream apartment a reality.

We have dimensioned the apartments to allow for a range of different spatial solutions. Residents who love the space of loft-type apartments can take on their apartments as they are, with the only work that needs doing being building their dream kitchen. The apartment can be built in stages and designed flexibly, to meet the needs of the various stages of life.

Individuality and flexibility are so important to us that we are happy to leave the realisation of the home to the resident themselves, based on their own schedule and budget. Furthermore, we have made sure to make the shared spaces comfortable and home-like: the materials used must be high quality and the outdoor spaces pleasant. The apartments in this balcony-access block open up through the building in at least two directions and there is direct access to outdoor space on both sides of the apartment.

Pia Ilonen, Kati Murtola and Mikaela Neuvo, architects SAFA / ILO architects

Havainnekuva Verkkosaaren Artus, uudiskohde Helsingissä.

The building’s shared spaces and carpark

A common room and shared spaces, such as a laundry room and drying room, storage space, and storage facilities for outdoor equipment and strollers, can all be found at street level.

On the seventh floor you will find the sauna facilities. This space dedicated solely to relaxation is just a lift ride away from your front door. While cooling off on the terrace, you can enjoy unparalleled views of Helsinki. You can admire the lights of Kulosaari on the opposite shore while taking in the fresh sea air.

The yard area features a space shared with other blocks. Parking spaces are located under the yard deck, in the block’s shared carpark. The parking spaces are equipped with electric heating poles. Of the spaces, 10 are equipped for the charging of electric cars. There is internal stair and lift access to the carpark.


Asunto Oy Verkkosaaren Artus, Kalasatamassa sijaitseva EKE Loft kerrostalo

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