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HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management Ltd

2018

When the HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management decided to move from its historic building in Munkkiniemi to downtown Helsinki, it wanted to make the most of the opportunity and develop its working and learning environment solutions to meet modern and future demands. As a basis for the design, KVA Architects helped HAUS to define its future space needs in terms of a development project for a working and learning environment, with users being consulted in workshops and personnel events, for example. Users’ feedback was also sought by means of a questionnaire, to determine the HAUS premises’ visual look and feel, and brand visibility. The design was created in close cooperation with not only the end users, but also the owner of the premises and representatives of Senate Properties, the customer ordering the work.

  • 750 m2
  • Senate Properties
  • Workplace development
  • Learning environment development
  • Interior design

In the design of the HAUS premises and interior, the aim was to create modern, innovative and efficient premises to serve HAUS’s operations for many years to come.

The requirements for the visual look and feel were comfort, freshness and Scandinavian modernity. Within the HAUS offices, the working environment solution was a mobile one in which nobody has a designated workstation, but space is used flexibly. The compact but versatile space consists of a quiet zone for team work, smaller rooms for remote training, Skype meetings and confidential discussions, and staff break areas.

The lobby, which was made into a spacious meeting place, was put to multiple use, serving team working, training breaks and various events.

When planning the HAUS premises, the key concept was that, over time, more and more training would be arranged in other state-owned premises. That is why we wanted to create exceptional and flexible solutions in Yliopistonkatu. The lobby, which was made into a spacious meeting place, was put to multiple use, serving team working, training breaks and various events. The training rooms and lobby can also be used for work and internal HAUS meetings whenever they are free. We focused on the functionality of the lobby by commissioning high-quality fittings that meet the users’ needs, complemented by furniture that can be modified and combined and moved, if necessary, to the training premises, and vice versa.

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Suvi Hirvonen
Interior Architect SIO
Senior Workplace Consultant
suvi.hirvonen@kva.fi
+358 40 755 6154