Great projects are carried out in collaboration:
Housing company As. Oy Tasanko, Hämeentie 28, Helsinki
A three-year project was undertaken for the renovation of an Art Nouveau building in the Kallio district of Helsinki that originally was completed in 1912. In connection with the project, the building’s façade and plumbing were renovated, lifts and yard areas were refurbished, and new loft-style flats (with a total floor area of 860 m²) were built.
The design work and integration of various entities presented challenges at the realisation stage. Special attention had to be given to the lowering of the basement floor and related details.
In the construction of the loft-style flats, structural engineering expertise was particularly useful at the work-site stage. For the steel structures in the loft, product compliance was verified with a work-site-specific expert statement.
Cost: 9 million euros
Aurora school, Espoo
The Aurora school won an award for being the most energy-efficient public building in Espoo. This three-storey new-build school represents a nearly zero-energy building.
In addition to structural engineering, we were responsible for the inspection of approval documents for construction products (architectural, construction, and HVAC).
Cost: 21 million euros
Gross floor area: 7,300 m²
Järvenpää Social and Healthcare Centre (JUST), Järvenpää
Järvenpää’s new Social and Healthcare Centre (JUST) was honoured for being the world’s best data modelling project in 2016.
A new IPD collaboration model was used for the project, with the parties to the contract being the client, the design team, and the construction company.
The project was realised between 2013 and 2016.
Järvenpää’s JUST was the winner of the Tekla Global BIM Awards in 2016. The complex was granted a LEED Gold environmental certificate in 2017.
Cost: 41 million euros
Gross floor area: 14,000 m²
HUS Siltasairaala hospital, Helsinki
The new Siltasairaala hospital is the single largest construction project initiated by HUS-Kiinteistöt, a facility management and services company fully owned by the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa.
To be constructed in the Meilahti hospital area, the new building will be closely linked to the existing facilities and functions. The work site encompasses a triangular area demarcated by the Tornisairaala building, the cancer clinic, and Paciuksenkatu.
Siltasairaala will consist of three parts: the ST building (an extension to the Meilahti hospital), the SY building (an extension to the cancer clinic), and a connecting bridge.
Cost: 270 million euros (estimate)
Gross floor area: 73,000 m²
Projected completion: 2022
Meripaviljonki is a unique floating restaurant building, with an underwater pile structure that enables it to adjust to changes in the sea level (from -0.9 metres to 2.5 metres). The design, which draws inspiration from the shape of the water lily, was achieved with 3D modelling, which was used to fit together the building’s various steel structures, built on different levels. Meripaviljonki is the only floating public building in Helsinki.
Changes in weather and ice loads were taken into account in the design. The product compliance of the unique glass façade was verified with a work-site-specific expert statement.
The City of Helsinki awarded the project its Rose for Building Award in 2016.
Neste Sandviken reception and meeting premises, Porvoo
In Porvoo, reception and accommodation premises and outbuildings completed in the 1970s were renovated and converted to meeting and reception use. In addition to the extensive renovation work, work was done to add a small extension to the main building. The accommodation premises were adapted for conference and training use. The profile of this building envelope’s roof structures was changed and façade materials replaced.
The control and management of surface water on the rocky plot were improved, yards were extensively redesigned, and a new car park was built. Outbuildings were renovated or replaced with new ones.
Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
An exceptionally challenging extension and renovation project is underway at Helsinki’s historic Olympic Stadium. We participated in the project by performing the inspection of the approval documentation for construction products (architectural, geotechnical, building, and HVAC) and the verification of building-site-specific compliance.
Part of the project involves new premises being created for spectators, event organisers, and visitors. Also, the stands, running tracks, and field are being renovated. The renovated stadium is forecast to attract about a million visitors each year.
Cost: 209 million euros
Gross floor area: 36,300 m²
Projected completion: 2019