Great projects are carried out in collaboration:
Hämppi parking facility, Tampere, Finland
The award-winning P-Hämppi is an engineering tour de force that meets all the user requirements for an underground parking facility with regard to usability and convenience. Upon completion, P-Hämppi became Europe’s most modern parking facility.
We acted as the principal consultant for the project. In addition, we were responsible for the project’s construction management; expert and local supervision; and geotechnical, rock, HVAC, traffic, and structural engineering, as well as the principal-designer activities in the initial stages.
The parking facility is designed for 900 vehicles.
Gross floor area: 200,000 m²
Cost: 70 million euros
Awards: The 2013 EPA European Parking Award, the Lighting Project of the Year 2013 Award, and the 2012 Pirkanmaan Y-teko Award in civil engineering
Tampere University of Technology’s Kampusareena building, Tampere, Finland
The Kampusareena building of Tampere University of Technology represents a modern teaching facility that brings together students, researchers, and companies. The complex houses a library that, together with lobbies, open learning environments, and cafés and restaurants, forms an extensive open-plan space. AINS Group’s acoustical engineers used architectural acoustics modelling to study the way sound would travel around the space, enabling designers to optimise the selection of sound-absorbing materials and fabrics.
The building boasts an auditorium too, which has received praise for excellent acoustics that allow the person speaking to be heard by those in the back row without the need for sound systems.
Cost: 38 million euros
Gross floor area: 15,500 m²
Housing company As. Oy Näsinamuri, Tampere
The property of a housing company built in 1977 underwent renovation in 2012, when the façades and yard areas were repaired. From the project-planning stage onward, 3D data modelling was utilised in the work. Insulation was installed on two thirds of the façades. For the same proportion of the façades, the building envelope and insulation were replaced. In addition, balconies were renovated. Additional investigations were carried out to assist in the choice of renovation methods. Noise from National Road 12 and the railway was reduced by means of design solutions. Throughout the project, measures were taken to invite participation and feedback from the residents.
The As. Oy Näsinamuri renovation was the winner of the 2012 Facade Renovation competition.
Cost: 850,000 euros
Ratina shopping centre, Tampere
The Ratina shopping centre is Tampere’s largest retail and recreation centre. Formed by three buildings, Ratina livens up the southern part of the city centre. The Ratina shopping centre employs hundreds of people and houses more than 150 shops, restaurants, and other businesses.
Ratina is a tour de force of steel structures’ design and our largest construction-management project to date. Steel structures for exceptionally challenging applications were used for the three buildings that form the complex. The structural engineering project was a result of our expertise in renovation engineering, bridge and special-structure design, and industrial and element engineering.
Cost: 240 million euros
Floor area: 100,000 m²
KOy Willa Viola, Tampere
Hospital building T3, Turku
Southwest Finland Hospital District’s building T3 will be situated
in connection with Turku’s T Hospital. It will be built over a railway and road. The construction of the level over the railway and road is expected to take 15 months. Building of the hospital will commence once the work on the level has progressed to an appropriate stage.
The project is programmed for 2015 to 2019.
Cost: 157 million euros (estimate)
Gross floor area: approx. 53,600 m² for the new building, approx. 9,010 m² for the level over the railway and road
Projected completion: 2020
Medisiina D, Turku
Medisiina D is a multi-user health-care facility located next to Turku University Hospital, in Turku’s Kupittaa district. The guidelines for the building project included adaptability, healthiness, and safety. The building’s space solutions, materials, and structures were designed in line with the principles of sustainable development.
Each day, Medisiina is used by about 600 employees and 1,400 students. This 10-storey building houses teaching, research, and diagnostic facilities, along with open public spaces such as lecture halls, group-work rooms, business premises, and a cafeteria. The premises are used by the University of Turku, Southwest Finland Hospital District (VSSHP), and Turku University of Applied Sciences.
Cost: 75 million euros
Gross floor area: 26,500 m²
KOy Finnmedi 6-7, Tampere
A construction project was completed for three end users: an eye centre, a patient hotel, and offices.
Cost: 29 million euros
Gross floor area: 16,600 m²
Saimaa Stadium, Mikkeli
Mikkeli’s Saimaa Stadium is a multipurpose complex for sports, events, and culture. It comprises a multipurpose hall, a two-storey area with meeting and training premises, and a lobby and café space that connects the arena with the ice stadium.
The complex also houses the Active Live Lab of South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences XAMK, which offers a unique research and development environment for data-based wellbeing services. This laboratory built in connection with the stadium adds a new dimension to XAMK’s research, development, and innovation activities and supports health promotion in the region.
Cost estimate: 18 million euros
Floor area: 11,000 m²