Constructed by YIT St. Petersburg, the residential apartment buildings entitled ‘Suomi’ (Finland) were awarded silver medal in the international FIABCI Prix d’Excellence 2015 competition’s Russian stage's Residential Apartment Buildings category.
The Suomi project was completed in December 2014. The Scandinavian-style buildings are placed in the shape of a half moon, enclosing a courtyard. The fenced courtyard is closed off from cars and equipped with playground fixtures supplied by the Finnish company Lappset, as well as leisure and activity facility for adults. The outdoor areas are based on a unique landscape plan.
The Suomi buildings have a total of 360 apartments. One of the specifics of this project is that the apartments are divided into two categories: the 9-storey building has Business-class apartments, whereas the 10-storey building has Comfort-class apartments. The housing complex also includes an underground parking garage with a direct elevator access from the Business-class building.
The Suomi complex is located on the historical Vasilyevsky Island close to the centre of St. Petersburg. YIT also has another residential building complex on Vasilyevsky Island, the KIMa 1, which was completed in July 2015. In addition, apartment sales of YIT’s Fjord complex that is being constructed on Maly Prospekt, Vasilyevsky Island, began in June.
FIABCI Prix d’Excellence is an international competition for completed residential and commercial property development projects. Arranged annually since 1992 by the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), it is one of the most highly valued international real estate competitions. The FIABCI Prix d’Excellence 2015 competition’s Russian contest for Best implemented property development project on the Russian market had 60 participant projects from 16 Russian cities.