Hanken School of Economics

The renovation of Hanken School of Economics has attracted international attention as a textbook example of a renovation of postwar architecture. The philosophy behind the renovation was to divide the interior into zones. The building services were brought up to date in all of these zones. The first zone consisted of public and valuable spaces in which the alterations were made by restoring everything back into original shape. Teaching and working premises were repaired by the principle of honoring the original. In this second zone the alterations were allowed to show, but the colour scheme, materials and forms were designed to match the original. The third zone consisted of new and completely reformed spaces where new elements were allowed to be in a dominant role. In these premises matching of the original and the new was an important factor.

The user commissioned us also to design the whole interior decor, the restauration of the original furniture and new special furniture. In the procurements of the user we have usually taken care of the duties of the developer, offer requests, competitive bidding and the supervision of the execution in addition to design.

Arkadiankatu, Helsinki

Senate Properties / Svenska Handelshögskolan


13 176 brm2

Eric Adlercreutz, Johannes von Martens

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