Heritage Building


Name Kela’s Main Office Building Description Renovation Client Kela, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland Year 2024- Size br-m² 26 390 br-m2 In 1949, Aino and Alvar Aalto were awarded first place in the competition to design the headquarters for the Social Insurance Institution (Kela), with their proposal ‘Forum redivivum’. Initially planned for a site …

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Berlin / Vallila

Name Berlin/Vallila, Elimäenkatu 25-27 Description Renovation Client SDF Park Vallila Oy Year 2023 Size br-m² 1 051 br-m2 The six-story Rakennuskonepaja factory building in Vallila’s industrial area was originally completed in 1939. The building complex has undergone several expansions and renovations, including an expansion in 1945 and a new office wing added in 2000. Over …

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Kuopio Museum Exterior

Kuopio Museum

Name Kuopio Museum Description Renovation and extension, Invited competition win 2017  Client City of Kuopio, Tilapalvelut  Year 2020 Size br-m² 4500 Kuopio Museum Extension Creates a New Cultural Quarter  The project includes the renovation and expansion of the listed Kuopio Museum, completed in 1907, and the connection of the museum complex to the adjacent Kuopio …

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Wuorio building, Unioninkatu 30

Name Wuorio building, Unioninkatu 30 Description Renovation and extension Client Schroder Investment Management/Trevian Asset Management Year 2020 Size br-m² 5270 Originally constructed in the 1830s for residential and commercial use, Unioninkatu 30 was modernized in 1909 by architect Herman Gesellius. The building housed decorative painter Salomo Wuorio’s wallpaper and carpet shop for nearly 70 years, …

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Clarion congress center Makasiini L2

Name Clarion congress center Makasiini L2 Description Congress centre Client Arthur Buchardt Year 2016 Size br-m² 8500 The listed harbour magazine L2 was converted to an event and convention space for 2000 guests. The originally unheated warehouse building and its existing building structure was ideal for the convention use. It allowed the architects to maintain …

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Name Suomi-building Description Office and commercial building, Renovation Client TMW Pramerica Year 2011 Size br-m² 17 500 The building, based on the winning entry by Onni Tarjante and Armas Lindgren in an architectural competition, was completed in 1911 as a life insurance company’s (Henkivakuutusyhtiö Suomi) head office in Finland. The building is protected in the …

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