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Thu 17.12.

Hämeelinna Provincial Archive by Heikkinen Komonen Architects

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 17.12.2009 - Tagged as: , ,

Hämmeenlinna Provincial Archives by Heikkinen Komonen Architects

Hämmeenlinna Provincial Archives by Heikkinen Komonen Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

The Helsinki based Heikkinen Komonen Architects realised the new Provincial Archive for the City of Hämeelinna in Finland.

Hämmeenlinna Provincial Archives by Heikkinen Komonen Architects

Hämmeenlinna Provincial Archives by Heikkinen Komonen Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

“The provincial archives is a storage for historical documents but it is also an important public institution, which contains our collective memory. The building deserves a significant role in the cityscape. It should not look like an anonymous storage or office building.”

Hämmeenlinna Provincial Archives by Heikkinen Komonen Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

Hämmeenlinna Provincial Archives by Heikkinen Komonen Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

“There are three functional units in the building. Treasury which contains the historical documents from five centuries, offices and workshops for the staff and an area which is accessible for visitors. The open area on the ground floor is organized as an archipelago of different spaces like study rooms, auditorium, library, cafeteria and exhibition space. Above this transparent and colorful ground floor is three floor high solid archive box, which is covered with graphic concrete elements both on the exterior and interior side.”

Hämmeenlinna Provincial Archives by Heikkinen Komonen Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

Hämmeenlinna Provincial Archives by Heikkinen Komonen Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

“The narrative decoration has been taken from the historical documents, stamps and writings. Offices and workshops in the yard side are separated from other parts of the building by a skylight canyon.”

Hämmeenlinna Provincial Archives by Heikkinen Komonen Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

Hämmeenlinna Provincial Archives by Heikkinen Komonen Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

Design team: Architects Mikko Heikkinen and Markku Komonen; Markku Puumala (project architect)

Interior design: Heikkinen-Komonen Architects: Karola Sahi and Markku Puumala

Client: Senate Properties

Construction engineer: Contria Oy

HVAC and Plumbing Design: Insinööritoimisto Granlund Oy

Building automation: Insinööritoimisto Proval Oy

Electrical: Insinööritoimisto Veikko Vahvaselkä Ky

Geotechnical: Insinööritsto Soilplan Ky

Landscape architect: Heikkinen-Komonen Architects

Project manager: ISS Proko Oy

General contractor: Peab Oy

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