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Position of Tammisalo within Helsinki
|Area||0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,990/km2 (7,700/sq mi)|
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 Timo Penttilä.
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