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  5. Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto
  6. 2015
  7. Hotel Indigo Helsinki / Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Hotel Indigo Helsinki / Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto

  • 03:00 - 9 June, 2015
Hotel Indigo Helsinki / Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto
Hotel Indigo Helsinki / Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto, © Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bulevardi 26, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Sami Horto
  • Design Team

    Teemu Asikainen, Mikko Tuomisto, Hanna Jalassola (Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto Oy)
  • Area

    7730.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Interior design

    Markus Eskola
  • Structural Engineering

    A-insinöörit Suunnittelu Oy
  • Electrical Engineering

    Projectus Team Oy
  • HVAC

    Oy PQR Consult Ab
  • Main Contractor

    NCC Rakennus Oy
  • Manufacturers/Suppliers

    Rheinzink (zink plates for main facade), Levyrakenne Oy S. Lindholm (construction of facade)
  • Owner

    Keskinäinen Eläkevakuutusyhtiö Ilmarinen Oy
  • User

    Restel Oy / Ltd
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© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

Text description provided by the architects. Hotel Indigo Boulevard is located in a historical boulevard in central Helsinki where the surrounded buildings have their origins from the the beginning of the 1800-1900s. The task was to transform the former office building into a modern hotel that would fit into the historical environment.

© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

The building went through an extensive reovation and only the concrete frame, built in the 60s, was preserved. The old pre-fabricated concrete facades were replaced with a new light construction wall. Boulevard facing facade was clad with multidimensional zink plating. The facades with its new insulaton makes the building very energy-saving, consequently the hotel has been LEED- classified.

© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

The Hotel has 120 rooms in eight-floors. The Lobby Lounge is located on the first floor and downstairs in the Boardroom you can arrange business meetings. The hotel also has an own sports gym and a garage with 40 parking spaces.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Finnish design and local craftmanship was used in hotel. The zink facade was constructed by a 73-years old local whitesmith Esko Kivi, who has been in the business for 50 years. Young graphic designers Linda Linko and Pietari Posti have designed mural themes for rooms. In the first floor restaurant is a unique silk print from fashion designer Satu Maaranen. Various items of Finnish design, the shoes from Minna Parikka and the Iittala glass objects among other things, are exhibited in the rooms. The Boulevard and neighbourhood of Punavuori, where the hotel is located, is also known as the Design District of Helsinki with countless shops, boutiques and galleries.

© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Hotel Indigo Helsinki / Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto" 09 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884