Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2015 - Page 31

to realise a swimming hall and educational centre at Tynnyripuisto,” Saari reveals. In the Suomenlahdentie area, on the other hand, there will be a very diverse residential offering. Together We Stand Olavi Louko, Deputy Mayor for the City of Espoo, says that the “personality” of the area lends well to people of all ages – but the senior citizens are clearly a key demographic. “Matinkylä can provide the quality services and wellbeing solutions that older people appreciate.” The key word here is “support”: the City wants to enable the living arrangements of various special groups, ranging from the elderly to the handicapped. “We have a concept that focuses on community-orientation, on doing things together. With many different generations living side by side in Matinkylä, there is certainly a lot of potential here to build something really significant,” believes Markus Saari. Louko notes that the “grey invasion” in Matinky