1788. Kotka Port with the Sunila pulp mill in the background
The Sunila sulphate cellulose factory was created in 1936
and built in the Island of Pyötinen two years later.
Along with the factory, that mainly replicated the plan of the earlier Enso-Gutzeit Kaukopää factory of 1936 by architect Väinö Vähäkallio, a large housing area was also planned and built. For this apartment housing project famous architect Alvar Aalto was given total free hand to devise the general plan and design each individual building.