The main phase of the renovation of Kultaranta, the summer residence of the President of the Republic of Finland, has begun on 1 September 2022. Due to the renovation, Kultaranta’s park and main building will be out of service in 2023–2024.
Kultaranta’s main building, Granite Castle, as well as the garden and park area will be renovated by 2025. The goal of the renovation is to identify, preserve and, where possible, restore the cultural and historical values of Kultaranta Park. The park’s structures will be restored to their early 20th century look, but the 1960s’ culturally and historically significant beds will be preserved. The green spaces and public utility services will also be renovated and renewed. The renovation will take into account the requirements set by modern-day use and maintenance.
In the first phase of the renovation, between 2017 and 2020, the area’s access roads, gate and parking area were improved, a helicopter landing area built and public utility services renewed. Renovation work to date has been done outside the summer season. The main phase of the renovation of the garden and main building will be carried out in 2023–2024, at which time Kultaranta will be out of service.
The main contractor of the project is Rakennustoimisto Laamo Oy.
Kultaranta, located on Naantali’s Luonnonmaa Island, has been the summer residence of the President of the Republic of Finland since 1922. Construction of Kultaranta’s main building, Granite Castle completed in 1916, and was commissioned by industrialist Alfred Kordelin. The last time the garden was renovated was in the 1960s, and the most recent renovation of the main building was also in the 1960s.
Further information about the renovation can be found on our website (in Finnish).