Arctia Headquarters by K2S Architects

Situated next to the icebreakers beside Merikasarmi pier, the Arctia Headquarters is a floating office building clad in black metal façade compare elegantly with the image of the icebreaker ships.

Architects: K2S Architects
Location: Katajanokka, Finland
Photographs: Mika Huisman, Marko Huttunen

© Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

The building completed on a shipyard in western Finland and towed to site. There is a water ballast system which will maintain the floor level of the office building in the same level as the dock.

© Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

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© Mika Huisman

The interior of the metallic “ship” is covered with warm lacquered wood, have an inviting atmosphere recalling old shipbuilding traditions.