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Vuosaari Heat Pump Building

Firm LocationHelsinki, Finland
Project locationHelsinki, Finland
CompanyVirkkunen & Co Architects Ltd
Design TeamUros Kostic, Nina Rusanen
ClientHelen Ltd

Vuosaari Heat Pump Building represents a vital part of our client's transition to carbon-neutral energy production by 2030. It turns an adjacent power plant's excess process heat and seawater heat from the nearby Baltic Sea into district heat that can be delivered to customers. The process layout and logistics on the site defined the building's placement. Its form and materials are based on the context. The wing-shaped red bricks on the long sides of the building were custom-made for the project. The building elevates the quality of its industrial setting through architectural means.