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
Merikasarmi building, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Helsinki, Finland
Merikasarmi, the main building of Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, which is located in Helsinki’s Katajanokka, will be renovated between 2017 and 2022. The renovation is carried out as Senate Properties’ key project alliance. The Ministry’s property consists of several buildings built between 1825 and 1838 along with newer buildings completed in 1984. Because of the property’s unique characteristics, the project involves several special requirements, such as high-level security systems, the need to carry out the transfer in stages, restrictions set by the Finnish Heritage Agency, and the need to update building services while preserving the features of the old buildings
Information on the project:
- Gross floor area, approx. 26,000 m²
- Total cost, approx. 50 million euros
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
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