The most significant achievement of the project was the transformation of a historic building into a modern hybrid office space that combines respect for the old and consideration for the future.
The sources of inspiration were the needs arising from changes in the communication industry and work practices. The target was the office space in the Maalaistentalo building in Kamppi, a historically protected building constructed in the 1920s.
The goal was to enhance interaction, collaboration, streamline processes, establish new shared guidelines for work, and increase innovation and transparency. The client wanted to boldly transform the individual office into a hybrid office space, which also includes its own studio.
The design resulted in benefits for the client, such as significant savings in office space costs. The main focus of the space renovation was on improving interaction, clarifying collaboration and processes, establishing guidelines, as well as enhancing innovation and openness.
In interior architecture, domestic materials were chosen, such as certified Finnish wood, which reduces the carbon footprint. Local carpentry work was also utilized. The color and material selections clearly delineated two distinct working areas.
Photography Esa Kapila
The source of inspiration and the design stage was the Maalaistentalo building in Kamppi, a historically protected structure built in the 1920s. The goal was to enhance workplace interaction, collaboration among different parties, streamline processes, establish new shared guidelines, and increase innovation and openness. The client boldly aimed to transform the old individual office into a hybrid office, which also includes its own studio. The guiding principle of the design was sustainability and classic aesthetics, harmonizing with the architecture of the old building while enriching its stories with new narratives that these spaces would foster.
The spaces serve as a gathering point, as even though the journalists engage in independent work and remote tasks, the areas become a place of coming together when the desire is to be present and participate in collective efforts.
The most significant achievement of the project was the transformation of a traditional individual office located in a historic building into a modern hybrid office, where the past and future converge through narratives.
The building owner also experienced an increase in value due to the renovation. The workspace now offers versatile areas and opportunities for various activities, such as recording podcasts, product photography, video production, and interviews.
The historic building has been transformed sustainably, respecting the old, into a hybrid workspace that suits the needs of today, seamlessly blending the old and the new. The project successfully executed a strong participatory process and developed the property according to sustainable development principles, resulting in both improved ecological aspects and cost savings in office space expenses. The project emphasized workplace development through Kohina’s tools for change management, ensuring that the transformation was guided by data and expertise that understood the industry.