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 that compare elegantly with the image of the icebreaker ships.
Architects: K2S Architects
Location: Katajanokka, Finland
Photographs: Mika Huisman, Marko Huttunen
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.
The interior of the metallic “ship” is covered with warm lacquered wood, have an inviting atmosphere recalling old shipbuilding traditions.