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Caverion wins building technology modernisation project for Aalto University in Helsinki

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Caverion Corporation Investor news 7 May 2019 at 9:00 a.m. EEST

Caverion wins building technology modernisation project for Aalto University in Helsinki  

 AkiPekka Sinikoski Aaltoyliopisto

Caverion has won a contract with the general contractor Fira to modernise all building systems of the former main building of Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki, Finland. The value of the contract for Caverion is approximately EUR 8.4 million. The size of the building is nearly 16,000 m2, and it is owned by KOy Runeberginkatu 14 - 16.

The functionalist former main building of the School of Business, located in the Etu-Töölö district of Helsinki, will be completely renovated. Caverion will be responsible for steering the design of building systems and executing the building systems project. Technical solutions and systems will be developed to lower their energy consumption to minimum.

”The implementation has been prepared by an excellent team which has my full confidence. I’m sure that this project will continue our past success,” says Pekka Sipponen, Head of Production, Fira.

“The goal of the renovation is to create a future-proof and modern international learning environment that respects Finnish architecture, design and art from the Finnish post-war era. We looked for experienced and reliable partners to implement the project,” says Mika Lindvall, Project Manager at Aalto University Campus & Real Estate

Built in 1950, the building designed by architect duo Hugo Harmia and Woldemar Baeckman is included in the international Docomomo register of architecture. The starting point of the renovation is to maintain the original architecture and to use building information modelling in designing the changes, which can also be utilised when implementing repair work.  

 AkiPekka Sinikoski Aaltoyliopisto

“We are proud to have the opportunity to modernise the building systems of this valuable building, enabling it to provide its future users appropriate and pleasant surroundings. The task is a challenge, and we will execute it respecting the old building,” says Ville Tamminen, Head of Division Finland at Caverion.  

The works will be completed in late 2020. After the renovation, the building will contain a restaurant and a meeting place for Aalto University and its partners, among other functions. The main user of the building will be Aalto University Executive Education, or Aalto EE, which provides education for business executives and experts.

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Photos: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski / Aalto University

Additional information:

Kirsi Hemmilä, Communications Manager, Caverion Finland, tel. +358 50 390 0941, kirsi.hemmila(at)caverion.com

Pekka Sipponen, Head of Production, Fira Oy, tel. +358 40 513 3035, pekka.sipponen(at)fira.fi

Mika Lindvall, Project Manager, Aalto University Campus & Real Estate, tel. +358 40 532 8210, mika.lindvall(at)aalto.fi

Caverion provides smart technical solutions and services for buildings, industrial processes and infrastructure. Our unique service offering covers the entire life cycle: design, construction and maintenance. Our vision is to be the first choice for clients, employees, partners and investors in digitalising environments. Our revenue in 2018 was approximately EUR 2.2 billion. Caverion has about 15,000 employees in 10 countries in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. Caverion’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.caverion.fi Twitter: @CaverionSuomi

Fira is a growth company modernising the construction business that builds cities together with the people living in them, creating new business opportunities. Fira Group includes a diverse range of new development, business premises, modernisation and pipe renovation projects in which Fira Oy acts as the main contractor, with addition to smart services offering digital services, products and operating models. Fira employs over 300 people. The Group's net sales and headcount have grown steadily since 2009.




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