Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2013 - Page 56

Skanska’s new headquarters – first of four buildings – is showing the way into the future Mannerheimintie – the most high-profile street in Finland – finally has a worthy “gatekeeper,” so to speak. Skanska is raising a quartet of office buildings in the corner of Mannerheimintie and Hakamäentie street, with two buildings already up and running. This visually pleasing entity is known as Manskun Rasti and it is situated only a couple of kilometers away from downtown, featuring superb connections. W hat makes this set-up especially interesting is that Skanska built the first building for itself, in an attempt to truly dig deep into the best practices of a modern workplace. Skanska’s employees moved into their new headquarters in March 2012, and Jukka Pitkänen, Manag54 Nordicum ing Director of Skanska Commercial Development Finland (Skanska CDF), says that the building has surpassed everybody’s expectations so far. “We have felt right at home here and now, finally, we get the full benefits of the solutions we have been working on for so long.” BIM Boost Pitkänen’s organisation, Skanska Commercial Development Finland, developed the building, which was completed in February 2012. Skanska House has a total leasable area of 9,100 square metres, and includes eight above ground floors centred around Photo: Kuvatoimisto Kuvio Oy Cure for the Common Office