Architect
Viljo Revell
Completion
1964
Renovation
2008
Category
Commercial buildings
Tags
commercial competition concrete Modernism office

The National Savings Bank (KOP – Kansallis-Osake-Pankki) arranged an architecture competition in the early 1960s to build a modern commercial building to the Turku city centre, next to the central market square. Architect Viljo Revell, known for bold modernist architecture, won the competition and the eight-storey commercial building was built based on his winning entry. The construction was completed in 1964.

The ground floor was planned for commercial use. The other floors were built for the bank office of the National Savings Bank KOP, the name KOP-kolmio (KOP triangle) was given to the building based on the owner, KOP and the triangular shape of the building.

The refurbishment of the building was made in 2008.

Location

Aurakatu 8, Turku
60.4504628, 22.2666487

Images

The KOP-kolmio Commercial Building
The KOP-kolmio Commercial Building (© KOP-kolmio)
The KOP-kolmio Commercial Building
The KOP-kolmio Commercial Building (© KOP-kolmio)
The KOP-kolmio Commercial Building
The KOP-kolmio Commercial Building (© KOP-kolmio)
Parking garage, The KOP-kolmio Commercial Building
Parking garage, The KOP-kolmio Commercial Building (© KOP-kolmio)
Original escalator entrance, The KOP-kolmio Commercial Building
Original escalator entrance, The KOP-kolmio Commercial Building (© KOP-kolmio)