Saukonpaasi, seaside neighbourhood in central Helsinki
Jätkäsaari is comprised of four previous islands now adjoined to the mainland. In the future, the area will provide an urban environment for jobs and homes. The main principle is that the number of floors decreases when moving from the centre towards the sea. Low-rise apartment buildings and terraced houses will be built close to the shore. There are cafeterias and shops along the streets. Yet almost one fourth of the area is park.
We are building in the northwest corner of Jätkäsaari, in the Saukonpaasi peninsula. It is separated by a canal from the rest of Jätkäsaari, so it is surrounded by the sea in three directions. The apartment blocks opposite to Ruoholahti and Salmisaari are almost completed, and the construction will move forward towards the canal. Once the construction is completed, there will be green parks in the middle and on the tip of the peninsula.
It is less than three kilometres from Saukonpaasi to the centre of Helsinki, and the closest tram stop is only a couple of minutes’ walk away near the bridge of Crusellinsilta. Two tram lines are easily accessible from Saukonpaasi: Line 8 via Ruoholahti crossing Crusellinsilta bridge and line 9 running via Kamppi and the Railway Station to Pasila. The Jätkäsaari passenger harbour offers frequent departures to Estonia.
Ruoholahti metro station is located 750 metres away. You can walk along the Ruoholahti canal shore to the Länsilinkki bridge on the southern end of Mechelininkatu. Pedestrian and cycling routes to Kaivopuisto, Taivallahti and, via the Baana bicycle corridor, to Töölö Bay and the Central Park, start from there. The Saukonkari low-rise apartment buildings are located along the canal.
The sea is close
There is a total of almost six kilometres of seashore. Saukonpaasi is located at the end of the headland, across Lauttasaari. In the future you can also enjoy the sea along the canals and at the swimming beach located at a sheltered bay. In addition to the seashore routes, you can make walking trips in Hyväntoivonpuisto park running across the entire Jätkäsaari area. The park will be constructed in sections.
Outdoor and sports enthusiasts are served by a five-hectare sports park with sports fields and the Bunkkeri sports and recreational centre to be built next to it. A well-being quarter and hub of commercial services has been planned close to the sports park. The nearest marina is located in Saukonpaasi.
Services in the area
One or two grocery shops and specialty shops will be located in the Saukontori centre, in the immediate vicinity of the Saukonpaasi residential area. There are several schools and day-care centres nearby, and even more are being planned. The distance to the Hietalahti market square is 1.6 km, to the Stockmann department store 2.3 km and to Helsinki Central Railway Station 2.6 km. The closest shopping centre is less than a kilometre away in Ruoholahti.