VR Group Headquarters
The C&J plan for the new VR Group head offices building in Pasila gains a lot of attention in national media. VR Group plans to move its headquarters located at Helsinki's Central Railway Station to new premises near the Pasila and Ilmala stations. The headquarters of the Pohjolan Liikenne bus company will also be located in the same site.
VR Group - Head offices to move away from railway station
Helsingin Sanomat - VR muuttaa pois Helsingin maamerkistä
Building Permit was granted for the new Senior House in Munkkiniemi
The Senior House will include 71 one and two
bedroom apartments that will complement the Saga Service Housing nearby. It
includes an atrium with skylights and wintergarden, a sauna section and a
roof terrace on the top floor. Residents will be able to order living and
care services from the Saga Service Housing, which will be adjoined to the new
building. Helsinki City Authorities: "The design shows themes of fresh
modern architecture." The new building will most likely rise to be a
landmark for its high location. It will be the first building at the end
of the Turunväylä highway visible for drivers arriving to Helsinki.
Building Permit was granted for the Lauttasaari Shopping Centre and Apartments
new design by C&J Architects will replace the old Shopping Centre with new
grocery stores, restaurants and shops. There will also be three residential buildings
with 136 private apartments. The 'Mixed-use' block will complement the
city-like image of Lauttasaarentie and create a cosy plaza in the Otavantie
intersection. The actual Shopping Centre is located on the ground floor, with an
underground parking for 220 cars. The entrance for the new metro line will also
be built on site. The project will be completed in 2017.
Appointment: Tapani Virkkala, architect safa, has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of C&J. He gained his masters degree in Architecture from Helsinki University of Technology in 1986. Since then he has worked in various positions in architectural and construction firms; most lately he was the leader of Pöyry's architectural unit. Tapani's speciality are overseas projects. He has designed a large number of commercial, office and industry projects, most lately Nokia factories in Romania, Korea and Vietnam. He also holds a FISE qualification for Class AA Lead Designer.
Appointment: Arndt Heinzmann, architect safa, has been appointed as a Project Manager and a lead designer. He graduated from TU Berlin in 2000. Since then he has worked at Evata Oy working with hotel and arena projects as well as at Brunow & Maunula Architects oy with business park and housing projects. He also holds a FISE qualification for Class AA Lead Designer.
Siilite Metrostation is awarded the 2013 Finnish Steel Construction prize
C&J design team was presented with the prestigious award at the Steel Construction Day 2013. The jury states: "The station reflects the importance of rail transportation and a dynamic belief in the future. The combination of a clear structure with an easily understandable layout results in high-class architecture".http://www.rakennusteollisuus.fi/RT/Ajankohtaista/Vuoden+2013+Ter%C3%A4srakenne+on+Siilitien+metroasema/
Northern Pasila Commercial Centre - POPA
C&J is designing the new commercial centre in Northern Pasila, Helsinki. The centre will include a variety of large scale retail, including IKEA and other main actors in the field. Special emphasis has been put on the connections through the site and on the various public transport options available to the public. The gross area of the development is expected to be 200 000 m2. Client Hartela.