The sleek building sits on a key intersection, forming an iconic landmark at the heart of the city and its orthogonal street grid. Perched above four levels of parking and retail, the 12-storey copper tower contains 42 apartments ranging from 45m2 to 125m2. Of course, residents enjoy dramatic views across the city and beyond, and living spaces extend out onto generous balconies. The lower levels provide a shopping centre and other amenities, including a restaurant and café.
The choice of copper cladding goes beyond local associations, as the facades of this tall building rising above the city, just kilometres from the Gulf of Bothnia on the west coast of Finland, must deliver durability and long-life with minimal maintenance in the most challenging weather conditions.