Finnish Design Store / Avanto Architects
- Space :
Producers : Lanxess Bayferrox, Reckli
Predominant Contractors :
YIT Suomi Oy, Juha Kohonen, Arvi Lehtovaara, Toni Tahkoniemi, Jouni Kääriäinen, Rauno Vilén, Ilari Havia (vastaava mestari), Olli Lehtonen, Kari Hallanheimo
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Finnish Design Store is the world’s largest on-line retailer of Nordic design. The corporate’s quick progress accelerated throughout the pandemic, as bodily shops wanted to shut their doorways. The brand new constructing, the headquarters of the corporate, includes a logistics middle delivering merchandise to over 100 international locations, a showroom, and a restaurant.
The design job was difficult. The big-scale constructing was primarily shaped in line with the necessities of the automated robotic warehouse inside, and there was no chance to articulate the constructing with massing or roof kind. Regardless that the situation proper subsequent to the Turku metropolis ring highway and close to the airport allowed for a easy construction, the person wished for the constructing to signify the design firm’s values of top quality and straightforward to method.
Regardless that the constructing couldn’t inform about its use by its kind, we didn’t wish to design simply “a embellished shed” as described within the basic e-book Studying from Las Vegas. We discovered the idea for the constructing within the close to environment. Proper north of the constructing plot, there’s a nature conservation space and the third greatest boulder from the ice age known as the Satan’s Nest. The forest theme is seen within the facades having a vertical three dimensional sample that reminds us of the tree trunks within the surrounding forest.
As many bushes as attainable had been preserved on the plot. The realm was landscaped with pure forest undergrowth and stones excavated from the location. The car parking zone was divided into smaller models with inexperienced areas with home bushes and vegetation discovered within the wild nature. The constructing’s giant home windows provide unobstructed views of the encompassing forest. There’s direct entry to the outside each from the restaurant’s terrace, and from the primary ground workplace areas by way of an extended balcony.
The facade is constructed with sandwich components made from concrete. The timetable of the mission, which began in late spring of 2020, was very tight. The constructing wanted to be in use already by summer time of 2021, in order that there can be no hurt to the approaching Christmas gross sales that’s the excessive season of on-line shops. Because of this we ended up utilizing readymade concrete kind liner Brisbane produced by Reckli. Regardless that the reduction is simply 15 millimeters deep, the looks of the floor adjustments in line with the solar angle making the sample look deeper and extra three dimensional.
The sample introduces a smaller scale to the big scale facade floor. The reduction is seen solely whenever you stroll close to the wall making the method of the constructing fascinating. To optimize the constructing prices, the concrete has primary mixture and typical Portland cement. The concrete was coloured with 6 % black Bayferrox pigment produced by Lanxess. The floor was handled with black Faceal Colour varnish to make the black floor extra intense and to mix the constructing to its environment.
The doorway vestibule marking the primary entrance of the constructing and first ground balcony are clad with wooden to distinction the black concrete surfaces. Picket home windows and doorways additionally convey heat to the outside of the constructing. The doorway to the constructing is thru a showroom. The excessive house with glass curtain partitions showcases using the constructing to its environment. The house is characterised by an extended straight stair made from two large glulam beans, resulting in the primary ground workplace areas. The entire gallery stage opens as much as the logistics corridor with the ever transferring robotic assortment system by way of full width home windows.
The constructing was the primary BREEAM Glorious (the second highest stage) licensed logistics constructing in Finland. This bold objective was achieved with assist from a life cycle evaluation knowledgeable. The vitality wanted within the constructing is produced by geothermal warmth powered by electrical energy from photo voltaic panels, and the sustainability measures had been taken care of in all design options and constructing works.