Office building, Ministry of foreign affairs, Renovation of Mint of Finland
Helsinki, 1993

Invited competition 1987, 1st prize (Olli Pekka Jokela, Kai Wartiainen)
Client: National Board of Building (now Senate Properties)
Gross area 7,500 m2, volume 31,000 m3

Four-storey government office building (known as ‘Meripaja’), housing the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Development Policy Department; approx. 210 staff. The whole scheme consists of the new building and the former Mint building which was renovated to form training premises for the Ministry.


Finnish Architecture1992-1997- exhibition
Steel Construction magazine, Helsinki 3/92 
Form & Function, Helsinki 2/94
Casabella, Milano 11/93  
Detail, München  4/94  
Baumeister, München 1/95 
L'Industria delle Costruzioni, Roma 1/95
Der Architekt, Bonn 1/95  
Architecture et Climat, Brussels 6/95 
581 Architects in the World, Tokio 1995
World Architecture, Peking 4/1997 
Architecture Mediterraneenne, Marseille 9/97
Salatut tilat- exhibition 2000

market square
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