Eriksson Architects Ltd | Suurpelto Town Planning
The Suurpelto IV and V city plans have been projected in cooperation between the City of Espoo and the landowners. The urban planning project started out year 2000 with a new general plan, and from 2004 the area was divided into two urban planning areas, Suurpelto IV and Suurpelto V. In addition to the city plans Patrick Eriksson has managed detailed control plans for every block, green areas etc. Both city plans are now ready, to be approved by the city council in autumn 2011. Patrick Eriksson has been the responsible urban planner approved by the City of Espoo during the whole project. The plans consists of approximately 400 000 building sqm.
Suurpelto is one of the largest new city developments in the metropolitan area. The area planning is divided into seven phases of which Eriksson Architects Ltd are designing Phases IV, V and VII. A large part of the former agricultural area acts as an urban central meadow that forms a leisure area and green lungs for the coming urban area. One existing manor house will be preserved and turned into a centre for gardening activities and a place for organic food growers to sell their goods.
Around the central meadow new housing areas form small city villages where each has its own unique character. The buildings are mostly from two to four stories high. In the north there’s a series of apartment buildings up two seven stories high that form a solar panel wall and a sound barrier against highway noise from the north. Smaller green areas are connected to the central meadow and further on to the Central Park of Espoo. Pedestrian streets connect the different phases together. A wide variety of building types and apartment sizes will be offered.Eriksson Architects Ltd
Project Name: Suurpelto Town Planning
Participant designer: Asuntosäätiö, MTK, VVO and private landowners
Area(sq): 400 000 building sqm