Architect
Väinö Vähäkallio
Completion
1928
Renovation
2018
Category
Industrial buildings Office buildings
Tags
brick industry Nordic Classicism office

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.

Location

Hämeentie 11, Helsinki
60.18320733, 24.958887

Images

View from the southwest, Elanto Headquarters
View from the southwest, Elanto Headquarters (© Esko Toivari / HKM)
View from the opposite side of Hämeentie in 1934, Elanto Headquarters
View from the opposite side of Hämeentie in 1934, Elanto Headquarters (© Hanna Tyvelä)
View from the opposite side of Hämeentie, Elanto Headquarters
View from the opposite side of Hämeentie, Elanto Headquarters (© Eino Heinonen / HKM)
Entrance hall of the executive floor, Elanto Headquarters
Entrance hall of the executive floor, Elanto Headquarters (© Johnny Korkman / HKM)

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