WIENERBERGER SPECIAL PRIZE WINNER 2014

ARCHITECTS: K2S Architects ltd.
LOCATION: Helsinki, Finland
BUILDING’S PURPOSE: Hotel and conference centre (Non-residential building)
COMPLETION DATE: 2012
FLOOR AREA: 13,300 m²
BRICK TYPE: Facing bricks
 
 
The granite Paasitorni “Fortress” dating from 1908 originally served as headquarters of the local trade union. Meanwhile, it has been established as a hotel and conference centre. A new wing now emphasises the characteristics of the different construction periods (1908, 1925, 1955, and 2012) and provides sufficient room and light. Ivory-coloured bricks were chosen for the facade, which use omissions to create conspicuous structure and light effects. Also new is the floor underneath the sea level, which is reserved for logistic and other services.

 
      

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Brick 14 winner: Paasitorni Hotel using Wienerberger Bricks

Brick 14 winner: Paasitorni Hotel using Wienerberger Bricks

Brick 14 winner: Paasitorni Hotel using Wienerberger Bricks

Brick 14 winner: Paasitorni Hotel using Wienerberger Bricks

Brick 14 winner: Paasitorni Hotel using Wienerberger Bricks

Brick 14 winner: Paasitorni Hotel using Wienerberger Bricks

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