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OP Headquarters / JKMM Architects

  • 15:00 - 17 June, 2016
OP Headquarters / JKMM Architects
OP Headquarters  / JKMM Architects, Courtesy of JKMM Architects
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Teollisuuskatu 1, 00101 Helsinki, Finland
  • Area

    130000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Main Designer

    Asmo Jaaksi
  • Design Team

    Marko Salmela (project architect), Eero Kontuniemi (project architect), Teemu Kurkela, Samuli Miettinen, Juha Mäki-Jyllilä, Ville Ukkonen, Jukka Mäkinen, Janne Leino, Teemu Toivio, Katariina Takala, Kirsti Larja, Arvi Mäkitalo, Aaro Martikainen, Harri Lindberg, Azizah Sulor, Johanna Mustonen, Katariina Knuuti, Salla Olkkonen, Päivi Puukari, Marko Pulli, Edgars Racins, Jarno Vesa, Karo Ojanen, Christopher Delany, Edit Bajsz, Anna Melander
  • Interior Design

    JKMM / Paula Salonen (project leader), Viivi Laine, Tiina Rytkönen, Elina Niemi
  • Structural Design

    Sweco, Ramboll
  • Geo

  • HPAC Design

  • Electrical Design

  • Sprinkler Design

  • Fire Technical Planning

  • AV and Acoustic Design

  • Work Place Management

  • Project Management

  • Client

    OP Financial Group
  • User

    OP Financial Group
  • Building Owner

    OP Financial Group
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Site Plan
Site Plan

Text description provided by the architects. Erratic Boulders

The construction of new builds to replace the buildings along Teollisuuskatu as well as the northern corner house on the Päijänteentie side constitutes the most extensive change to the cityscape around the quarter. As these new buildings closely match their predecessors in height, the scale of the quarter has remained unchanged. The quarter will be completed in 2017, when new buildings are set to rise on the eastern corner of Teollisuuskatu.

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The interaction between the inside and outside of the large quarter was at the heart of the architectural concept: The inside should be visible to outside observers, thus creating vistas of openness and transparency. In turn, those inside require visual contact with the outside world. This vision was brought to life through tall openings designed between the building materials, which punctuate the long façades and open up a view of the inside.

The design process has aimed to eschew rectangular designs in favour of a strong and memorable visual identity: the sculptural, massive quality of the new buildings recalls the imposing solidity of erratic boulders. The presence of the latter as an architectonic and design theme carries connotations of durability, permanence and Finnishness.


The Premises

The “gallery”, a circular indoor path under a glazed roof, serves as the quarter’s hub, connecting various functional units and providing a meeting space. When considered vertically, three discrete functional zones emerge: the basements (parking, machine rooms, storage rooms and maintenance facilities), the ground level (foyers, restaurants, conference centre, welfare services) and the upper levels (offices). 

The design of the premises takes its cues from a new work environment concept, in which solutions seek to enable various modes of working, from quiet concentration to active interaction and teamwork. The themes of openness, flexibility and functional communality take centre stage in the new multi-space work environment.

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The Materials

The frame of the new buildings consists mainly of concrete, but steel has also played a large role in the realisation of a diversity of structures. Interior surfaces and furniture feature natural materials, stone and wood.

With the inner city’s stone buildings and urban environments in mind, the façades’ surface materials have been chosen to emanate durability and permanence. The new buildings’ façades are mainly plaster, Finnish granite and glass.

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