Mikonkatu 7

The corner of Mikonkatu and Yliopistonkatu will be transformed into a high-end office building with 6000 m2 of office space on six floors and 2000 m2 of commercial space on street level.

Built 100 years ago, the edifice known as the Agros building was an example of progressive construction. Since then, it has undergone several changes.

Futudesign is responsible for the building’s newest development, which will be ready in autumn 2021. The renovation of the historical, listed building will include the complete transformation of the corner tower and the top floor facade. The tower will be fitted with floor to ceiling windows to open magnificent views of Ateneum and the Railway Station, and the main entrance will be moved to the corner to return the building to its original, sophisticated style. The top floor will feature arched windows, and the facade will be painted with one colour to create a unified, stylish exterior.

The street level will host several boutique spaces with large windows and a granite facade, transforming Mikonkatu into a lively, high-end shopping area.

A four-story, glass-roofed extension will be built in the inner courtyard to connect the office spaces and to host modern office services such as an auditorium, meeting rooms, restaurants & cafes.

Futudesign is also responsible for the interior design of the whole building.

Ilmarinen, Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Mixed Use
Helsinki, Finland
9500 m2
2019
Under construction
Architecture
Design
Interior
Team
Auvo Lindroos, Teemu Seppänen, Aleksi Niemeläinen, Iikka Airas, Erno Honkonen, Veikka Entelä, Ines Wartiainen, Seppo Tusa, Teppo Reivo, Tiina Teräs, Sami Markkula
Collaborators
Indepro (project management), Insinööritoimisto Konstru (structural Engineering), Sipti Consulting (geotechnical engineering), Ramboll (electrical and mechanical engineering), Akukon (acoustical planning), L2 paloturvallisuus (fire safety), Sweco (moisture control consultant), Green building partners (Leed consulting), Gravicon (BIM coordination)

Main contractor: YIT Suomi

Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo