Finland's First Skyscrapers

An Italian firm plans to build the first skyscrapers in a central district in Helsinki, intended to house both homes and offices.

"According to [architecture firm Cino] Zucci, substantial energy savings are possible when offices and homes are centered in the same buildings. The first floors of the planned scyscrapers would accommodate offices, while the upper floors would be reserved for apartments.

In the future, the planned towers would provide 3,000 to 4,000 workplaces and homes for 1,200 residents.

The uppermost floors are terraced, with magnificent views over the city. Inside the tall buildings Zucci has designed parks of the height of several storeys to be shared by all residents."

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