Architects Soini & Horto


Motorcenter Espoonlahti

MotorCenter Espoonlahti is designed according to the YIT retail concept that brings different automobile industry retailers under one roof.

Situated by Länsiväylä in Espoo, the building has two floors of high-ceiling hall spaces, some of which include a loft floor. The spaces on the second floor can be reached by car as the building is joined with a driving platform. The facade towards Länsiväylä’s direction has been covered with ceramic tiles and the other facades with sheet metal. During the construction phase, the following service providers were placed into the building, among others: mot testers, accident repair centres, a car painting centre, an auto repair shop, and a restaurant serving both employees of local businesses and members of the public alike.

Name: Motorcenter Espoonlahti
Location: Espoo
Year: 2012-13
Phase: Completed
Size: 4500 m2
Client: YIT Rakennus Oy
Kalle Soini, principal designer
Teemu Asikainen, responsible building designer
Kustaa Lahtinen, project assistant