Client: Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Location: Keilaranta, Espoo, Finland
Gross area: 92 000 m²
Volume: 271 500 m³
Keilaranta Tower is a monumental tower sculpted into a cohesive architectural entity. Structurally it represents a whole new way of thinking and its design enables an unconventional way of dividing space. The premises adapt to company needs and can be easily expanded or contracted.
The shape of the building is based on an age-old three-armed composition. It will rise higher than any other building in the area, up to 111 metres. The structural building components used in the tower have a life expectancy of over 100 years.
Keilaranta Tower aims to reach the highest qualification of the international sustainability LEED-certification. The demands of this goal require scrutinising the focus of design throughout the whole project: recycable materials, renewable sources of energy such as solar panels, optimising the energy efficiency of the air conditioning, utilisation of seawater in cooling, the quality of the indoor air and its controlling system, local manufacturing of the construction materials and innovative designing in the process. Helin & Co has done detail research on different construction materials and products for their features in relation to their set LEED standards.