Architects Soini & Horto

2014-15

Hotel Indigo Boulevard
Helsinki

Built on the Helsinki’s Boulevard in the 1960s, this office building got a new life as the first IHG Indigo chain design hotel in the Nordic countries.

In the heart of the Punavuori design area and in the vicinity of a lively shipyard, the hotel wants to highlight the story of its surroundings through, for example, it’s interior design. The hotel’s Boulevard facade was fitted with an impressive zinc-plated curtain, hand-made by over 70-year-old Esko Kivi. The thermal insulation of the facade makes the building very energy-efficient, and the property was the first hotel In Finland to be awarded the Gold level LEED certification. The design was implemented using the Building Information Model (BIM) software.

Name: Hotel Indigo Boulevard
Location: Helsinki
Year: 2014-15
Phase: Completed
Size: 7 700 m2, 120 guest rooms
Client: NCC Rakennus Oy, Restel Oy, Ilmarinen
Team:
Sami Horto, principal designer
Teemu Asikainen, responsible building designer
Markus Eskola, interior designer
Mikko Tuomisto, project assistant and BIM manager
Hanna Jalassola, project assistant