Award-winning architecture at the best spot
Itämerentorni is the tallest office building in the centre of Helsinki, and provides full-service meeting and office premises for companies of different sizes in Ruoholahti. The office floors are designed in a flexible way. Each floor provides possibilities for activity based office plan with separate rooms and everything in between that meets the needs of tenants. The wide opening glass facade makes the spaces bright.
The building was designed by architect Pekka Helin and was completed in 2000 as the main office of Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. Rising over the rooftops of Ruoholahti, Itämerentorni has 16 floors above ground and an impressive overlook terrace and a wonderful rooftop sauna.
- Business premises with flexible floor plans for companies of different sizes
- Meeting rooms and banqueting premises, which can be reserved for events both large and small
- Comprehensive lobby and reception services
- A wide range of security services
- Reliable property maintenance
- A broad selection of services
- Restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch and catering services
- Grocery shop
- Car wash
- Postal services
- Shower facilities and changing rooms with lockers
- Locked bicycle parking
- Laundry services
- Massage services
- Two car parks reserved for tenant use
The Itämerentorni building was completed in 2000 to serve as the head office of Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. The architecture of Itämerentorni has won both domestic and international awards. Designed by architect Pekka Helin, the building’s face combines weatherproof, recyclable steel with glass. When it was completed in 2000, Kiinteistö Oy Itämerentorni won the Steel Structure of the Year award granted by professionals in the field.
Environmentally friendly and energy-efficient
Through the years, the energy and water consumption and co2 footprint of Itämerentorni has been reduced by as much as tens of percent. As a result of the increased efficiency of recycling, waste has been reduced and electricity is produced through renewable energy sources. The building is connected to district heating and a cooling system that utilises cold water from the bottom of the sea. The building and property management have received the international BREAAM environment certificate with a rating of “Very Good”.
A solar power plant has been installed on the roof of the property (low section). It covers approximately 5% of the property’s annual electricity consumption. In 2020 and 2021, wind power is produced in the TuuliMuuko wind farm in Lappeenranta that is owned by Exilion. The company is one of the few Finnish investment companies investing in renewable energy and wind power.
Itämerentorni is owned by the domestic real estate investor Exilion. Founded in 2005 Exilion manages a property portfolio amounting to over EUR 750 million through three limited partnerships. Exilion owns office and hotel premises in the capital region as well as Hansakortteli, the largest shopping centre in Finland Proper, in Turku.
“I have worked here since the construction phase, so I am familiar with each square metre of the building. I take care of the building and technical building systems. My job is to make sure that all maintenance and repair work is completed. Minor issues I address myself. For example, light bulbs are replaced and the air conditioning is adjusted without delay. Ensuring the high indoor environmental quality is the most perceptible part of my job. I answer any questions related to the property. The customer cannot know who is responsible for each area, so we cooperate closely with the providers of our reception and conference services.”
Antti Rannikko, Caretaker
KH A. Rannikko