Published in 5/2022 - Refurbish or Demolish?


Mikonkatu 7


Office building renovation and extension

Architects Auvo Lindroos, Teemu Seppänen, Aleksi Niemeläinen, Iikka Airas, Erno Honkonen, Veikka Entelä, Ines Wartiainen 
Location Mikonkatu 7, Helsinki
Gross area 12 800 m2
Completion 2022
Old building Selim A. Lindqvist 1911 

Renovated and remodelled many times over, Mikonkatu 7 has one of the most complex building histories in Helsinki. The latest renovation borrows heavily from the past yet interprets the themes through the means of contemporary architecture. Read Kristo Vesikansa’s commentary → The Many Lives of a Commercial Palace

Photos Tuomas Uusheimo