Location: Helsinki, Finland
Completion: 2019
Main contractor: SRV Construction Ltd
Developer: SRV Construction Ltd; Ilmarinen Mutual Pension; LocalTapiola; OP-Pohjola Group
Architect: Helin & Co Architects

The REDI complex at Kalasatama, Helsinki, is Finland’s largest on-going urban construction project. When it is completed at the end of 2018, Majakka Tower, which will reach a height of 134 metres, will be Finland’s tallest residential building. Its apartments will be located above the shopping centre on floors 6–35, ensuring magnificent views over Kalasatama from all levels.

Majakka will also offer housing units for various life situations and needs: apartment sizes vary from a 33 square metre two-room unit to a 142.5 square metre luxury apartment on the top floor of the tower. According to the floor, the apartments will have three different equipment levels, in addition to which residents can select their preferred colour scheme from three different options.

In total, it is planned to install 1,450 colored and technologically different aluminum-glass elements. All glass windows in the building will have a very low iron oxide content, which will ensure the transparency of the glass. In addition, each glass will stand out with its writing and silk-screen strips.

REDI as a whole will consist of the Helsinki inner city’s largest retail and experience centre, six residential towers, and hotel and office towers. The REDI shopping centre will open its doors in 2018. REDI residents’ lives will also be made easier by excellent transport links in all directions. Kalasatama metro station will be located on the shopping centre’s third floor, in addition to which there will be bus stops next to REDI. Moreover, the planned eastern cycling route would also pass through REDI. Below the centre will be a 2,000-space parking facility, usable by both the towers’ residents and the shopping centre’s customers.