Architects Soini & Horto


Helsinki, Pasila

After the design competition was completed in 2013, OMA’s part of the project ended and we took responsibility for the architectural design of the entire project in partnership with Sweco Architects, who were responsible for planning the station block. Our solution is based on three urban blocks that are intimately connected to the surrounding network of the pedestrian, vehicle and public transport routes while creating a three-block series of public spaces across the entire project.

The final appearance of the shopping centre really began to take shape in 2018. Business premises were built on the open spacious squares emerged. The 200 m long facade of the Podium got its steel finish. Plans were drawn up and permissions were sought for a record number of accelerated constructions. The ever-expanding work was challenging; due to our experience and the cooperation of previous years, the challenges were more and more manageable.

The high parts of the middle quarter, the office and the hotel were constructed. Their outer shell was completed, and the interior work can now be continued with weather protection. The hotel operator’s interior plans were refined. There was a lot of work to be done with the designers as well as the construction project. The rental of the offices proceeded at a good pace, enabling implementation planning to be brought forward.

Residential blocks also took their shape, and the final look began to emerge with the installation of window boxes, ceramic facades and balcony railings. The original clubhouse from the concept, the “village houses”, and the dome have been completed and based on population surveys, the club facilities have been developed.

Name: Tripla
Location: Helsinki, Pasila
Year: 2010-
Phase: Under construction
Size: 350 000 m2
Client: YIT Rakennus Oy
Partner: Sweco Arkkitehdit, architect design of the station block
Kalle Soini, leader of the architect group
Jaakko Hassi, principal designer
Marja-Liisa Honkanen, principal designer
Matti Linko, principal designer
Peter Ögard, responsible building designer
Jari Paukkonen, responsible building designer
Arno Stenbäck, responsible building designer
Richard Hogan, project manager
Elina Kyyriäinen, project manager
Jukka Leiwo, project manager
Erkki Nurmi, project manager
Stefan Ochsner, project manager
Mikko Soini, project manage
Sonja Vasiljevic, project manager
Kirsti Ala-Keturi, design assistant
Aija Palmi-Haapala, designer
James Boothroyd, project architect
Marko Bunn, project architect
Arnd Dewald, project architect
Markus Eskola, interior architect
Satu Eskola, project manager
Jari Heikkinen, project architect
Merja Helander, interior architect
Sanni Herttuainen, interior architect
Karoliina Härkälä, project architect
Hanna Jalassola, design assistant
Jari Kajan, project architect
Kristiina Kaitala, architect
Sakari Kangasmetsä, project architect
Ilona Karjalainen, project architect
Eerika Kulju, design assistant
Eija Linna, design assistant
Peter Meyer, project architect
Pekka Niemonen, project architect
Maria Novikova, project architect
Carl von Numers, project architect
Olli Ojatalo, design assistant
Lars Ollonqvist, project architect
3D Taito Oy, visualization
Petteri Piha, project manager
Mariano Perez, project manager
Teija Piirto, interior architect
Vesa Putkonen, BIM manager
Esa Sallinen, project architect
Boro Sanchis, project architect
Sebastian Savolainen, project architect
Henrik Simelius, project architect
Michael Stover, project architect
Elina Toompuu, project architect
Petri Toivari, BIM manager, project manager
Milka Tulinen, architect
Kalle Ukonlinna, visualization
Bruno Vaz, project architect
Juuso Väisänen, project architect
Marjo Vänskä, project architect