Helsinki Court of Appeal
Elanto Headquarters was built for the Elanto Consumers’ Co-operative’s headquarters. Elanto operated the years 1906–2003. After the fusion to HOK in 2004, the headquarters was redeveloped to office and business premises.
The Elanto building is situated in Sörnäinen, former industry district. Many of the neighbouring industrial buildings from the early 20th century have been redeveloped to different new uses as well.
The building’s elevations have been preserved, and they represent Nordic Modernism, typical for the 1920s architecture. The building was designed by architect Väinö Vähäkallio, who was one of the leading Nordic Modernists in Finland. It was inspired by the City hall, by Ragnar Östberg, completed in 1923. Both buildings have the darker shade red brick as the principal elevation material.
Elanto Headquarters is one of the most notable buildings in the streetscape of Hämeentie in Kallio-Sörnäinen area.