Mikonkatu 7

The corner of Mikonkatu and Yliopistonkatu is 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.

The renovation of the historical, listed building includes the complete transformation of the corner tower and the top floor facade. The tower is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows to open magnificent views of Ateneum and the Railway Station, and the main entrance is moved to the corner to return the building to its original, sophisticated style. The top floor features arched windows, and the facade is painted with one color to create a unified, stylish exterior.

The street level hosts 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 is built in the inner courtyard to connect the office spaces and 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
Auvo Lindroos, Teemu Seppänen, Aleksi Niemeläinen, Iikka Airas, Erno Honkonen, Veikka Entelä, Ines Wartiainen, Sanna Pietilä, Seppo Tusa, Teppo Reivo, Tiina Teräs, Sami Markkula
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, Venla Rautajoki