About

Extract from the Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 jury report:

“When a piece of architecture becomes a new symbol for a business and, on top of that, is innovative and playful in its own right, this surely amounts to an achievement of great architectural merit. Arctia commissioned their floating headquarters to be located near their fleet, and K2S designed a horizontal building that rests on pontoons and relates elegantly to the icebreakers, yet is smaller in scale. The long façades are made of profiled black metal sheets, perforated with abstract ice crystal-like patterns, while the ends are glazed. The wood-covered interiors have an inviting atmosphere recalling old shipbuilding traditions.”

Location

Merikasarmin laituri, Helsinki
60.16927925, 24.97346342

Images

Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© Marko Huttunen)
Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© Mika Huisman)
Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© Mika Huisman)
Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© Marko Huttunen)
Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© Mika Huisman)
Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© Mika Huisman)
Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© K2S Architects)
Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© K2S Architects)
Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© K2S Architects)
Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© K2S Architects)
Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© K2S Architects)
Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© K2S Architects)
Arctia Shipping Headquarters
Arctia Shipping Headquarters (© K2S Architects)