About

Architect
Jaakko Paatela SARC Architects Architect Group Reino Koivula
Selections
Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2016
Gross area (m²)
35620
Completion
1965
Renovation
2014

Built in 1965, Meilahti Tower Hospital is a heritage site and iconic landmark. It is the first high-rise tower hospital and one of the first curtain wall structures in Finland. The wards were fully modernized to meet modern-standards of specialized health care.

The challenges were retrofitting new technology into the tight spaces between the low ceilings and massive beams and improving the energy efficiency of the elevations. A further goal was to improve the look of the façades, which had suffered through repeated modifications. Computer simulation and on-site trial installations were indispensable in optimizing the layout, integrating the technical systems and finding a workable solution of the façade. Though functionality and efficiency are top priorities, the interiors are fresh and appealing in appearance. The renewed façade recaptures the lively, clean-lined modernism of the original architecture.

Source: Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2016 catalogue.

Location

Haartmaninkatu 4, Helsinki
60.190711, 24.9071953

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