Vuosaarians want to stay between the city and maritime nature, that's why we are here.
Vuosaari can be seen as the Helsinki of the future for many reasons. With over 38,000 inhabitants, it is Helsinki's biggest district.
Vuosaari is comprised of several quarters, with the most densely inhabited ones being Keski-Vuosaari, Kallahti, Meri-Rastila, Rastila, and Aurinkolahti. Both Rastila and Vuosaari have their respective metro stops.
There are many outdoor recreation areas, plenty of seashore, and natural reserves. A ferry links Vuosaari to the archipelago in the summertime, as well as to eastern boroughs and to Hakaniemi in the downtown area.
Vuosaari started to be developed in the 60s when a residential apartment building and row house zone was constructed in Keski-Vuosaari. Among the buildings, one can spot very personal architecture, such as terraced houses and apartment buildings resembling boat heads. Many construction efforts were made in a communal spirit – even whole apartment buildings were erected by eager non-professionals. The pioneer of this social movement, Matti Ilveskorpi, has a park carrying his name in Vuosaari.
Meri-Rastila was mainly built in the 1990s. In the coming years, the area was developed heavily – as were other districts. The landmark of Vuosaari and the tallest residential building in Finland, the 26-storey Cirrus, will surely shape its surroundings.
The Vuosaari metro stop has all the relevant services in the area. Vuotalo is a diverse cultural centre, and the local sports hall is a popular hotspot for movers. Popular sports include football and floorball.
The newest quarter is Aurinkolahti, which in summertime almost resembles a southern beach town. The shoreline has many local favourite pitstops, from the Kallahdenniemi cape to the islands around Kallvik. Hidden in the forests, treasures include the Rastila Manor and Hotel Rantapuisto, which hosts the music festival Superwood. Ramsinniemi has a collection of villas, including a pavilion designed for the Helsinki Olympics 1952 by architect Alvar Aalto.