Tammisalo

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Tammisalo
Tammelund
Position of Tammisalo within Helsinki
Subdivisions of Helsinki
Subdivision number 44
District Southeastern
Area 0.73 km²
Population data
 - Population 2,183 (2005)
 - Pop. density 2,990 /km²
Postal codes 00830
Subdivision regions none
Neighbouring subdivisions Herttoniemi
Laajasalo
Marjaniemi
Roihuvuori
Vartiosaari

Tammisalo (Swedish: Tammelund) is a neighbourhood (number 44) and an island in eastern part of Helsinki, Finland. The population of Tammisalo is approximately 2,200 and its area is 0.73 km². The nearest districts are Herttoniemi, Roihuvuori and Laajasalo. In the Viking era the coastal waterway from Sweden to Arab world went between Tammisalo and the continent along Porolahti bay.

A particularly remarkable building in the low-rise suburb of Tammisalo is the 5-storey house called Tammelund, designed by architect Antti Rantanen (1935), which in terms of its proportions and amount of windows (over 100), is regarded as a "miniature skyscraper". Tammisalo is also renowned for housing projects designed by famous modernist architect architect Timo Penttilä.

Tiiliruukinlahti near Tammisalo.
Tammelund tower, Antti Rantanen, 1935.

Coordinates: 60°11′28″N 25°03′50″E / 60.19111°N 25.06389°E / 60.19111; 25.06389