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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki
by Fyra

Riikka Kantinkoski

Completed in 1952, the Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki is a landmark of the functionalist era.

Fyra's mission was to update the hotel venues but at the same time, preserve the atmosphere of the 50s and respect the original design.

During the decades, the building was both repaired and renovated, so the key function was to visually unify the different parts of the building. In the process, lobby areas, rooms, floor corridors as well as the 10th floor restaurant were renewed.

This project has been longlisted in the hotel and short-stay interior category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: Fyra
Project: Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

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