EY House

Headquarters for EY Finland on Töölönlahti, Helsinki.
Located on a prominent site opposite to Alvar Aalto's Finlandia Hall, EY House occupies the northernmost and most visible position of the Töölönlahti developement.
On the Eastern side the building faces the railway...
...greeting passengers arriving at the Helsinki Central Railway Station.
Main entrance and lounge open towards Alvar Aallon katu street and Finlandia Park.
Exterior is characterized by a grid of vertical windows that intersects with the subtle twisting of the facade.
The interior is defined by curving walls...
...and a spiralling main staircase.
Office floors provide EY with a fresh, dynamic and flexible multispace working environment.
The staircase cuts a skylighted void in the heart of the building.
The building has achieved LEED Gold.

EY House

Description:

Töölönlahti area is a new developement adjacent to Helsinki Central railway station. Located on a prominent site opposite to Alvar Aalto’s Finlandia Hall, the EY House occupies the northernmost and most visible position in the area, with wide open vistas of Töölönlahti bay around.

The exterior of the the building is characterized by a grid of vertical windows that intersects with the subtle twisting of the facade. The main entrance and lounge open towards Alvar Aallon katu street and Finlandia Park. The interior is defined by curving walls and a spiralling main staircase, cutting a skylighted void in the heart of the building.

The office floors provide EY with a fresh, dynamic and flexible multispace working environment. The open plan has designated team work and high focus zones as well as conference rooms, silent spaces and lounge areas.

The building has achieved LEED Gold.

Status:

Invited competition, 2011, 1st prize.
Completed 2014.

Program:

Office building / 15700m2, and two adjacent apartment buildings.

Location:

Alvar Aallon katu 5, Helsinki, Finland

Client:

Keskinäinen Eläkevakuutusyhtiö Etera /
Lemminkäinen Talo Oy

Photographs:

Tuomas Uusheimo,
Marc Goodwin

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