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Classic's new future

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The former students’ union building of Helsinki School of Economics will be renovated into multifunctional office and retail space to build the happy working culture of tomorrow. The renovation will be carried out with all due respect to tradition. The building will be named Kulma21 (”Corner21”).

Thoroughly renovated business space

The renovation works will start with exposing the building’s framing, following which the façades and interiors will be thoroughly renewed to meet future needs for business space. Sustainability is a basic requirement for the renovation project which will be the first one in Finland to be certified Excellent as per the latest criteria of the BREEAM environmental rating system for renovation projects.

In Helsinki city centre

Kulma21 is optimally located right next to services. The Kamppi Shopping Centre and metro station are 250 metres away while the Helsinki central railway station is 800 metres, and the Baana light traffic route only 50 metres away. At the 7th floor there will be a roof terrace overlooking south from where you can watch the busy traffic flow in downtown Helsinki.

Unique history

During its unique history the building has served as a prominent centre for student life, business, entertainment and spare-time activities. It has been officially determined as a property of built cultural environment of significant national value.

A meeting point for urban working life

The site represents a strong section of city life, urban culture, tradition, feeling and future. Nowhere else can you find a place quite like this.

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Area

Kulma21 is located at Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu in Kamppi district of Helsinki. The site is extremely well served by traffic connections. Within a short walking distance are the Musiikkitalo concert hall and the Oodi central library. The area creates a dynamic urban entirety where everything comes together: generous services, work, entertainment and a truly urban way of life.

Location

Kulma21 will rise in the Helsinki city centre, at the address Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21. The site has excellent traffic connections. You can reach it by all modes of transport: by metro, bus, train, tram, bike, foot or your own car.

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Metro

3 min

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Bus

2 min

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Tram

3 min

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Train

10 min

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Baana light traffic route

1 min

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Parking

2-3 min

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Story

One of Helsinki’s most popular corners

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 has seen nearly everything. Over the decades of its existence, the place has witnessed a tremendous combination of student life, business, living, working and entertainment. It represents a strong section of fluorishing city life. The former students’ union building is the spiritual home for many a former business student; it can also be regarded as an ”alumnus of urban culture” of its kind. Completed in 1941, the building has been officially determined as a property of built cultural environment of significant national value. A fabulous building located at a fabulous address – a classic that will certainly have a fabulous future too.

360 view of the lobby 

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Spaces

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Unique spaces for unique companies

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360 view of the office spaces

The space arrangements are flexible and especially suitable for different kinds of enterprises and businesses. The solutions are chosen so as to make the spaces meet the demands of modern working life while respecting the building’s fine history. The space sizes range between 200 and 6000 square meters.

Facts

Kulma21 offers business space allowing for a wide range of demands, including mobility of both the companies and the people.

7600sq. m.

of leasable business space

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150

bicycle parking spaces

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2023

Completion

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490 sq. m.- 1150 sq. m.

Floor sizes

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Targeted

BREEAM Excellent

250m

Metro station

800m

Railway station

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Latest news

Read the latest news about Kulma21.

Renovation projects that inspire and engage

24.06.2021
NCC is a recognised developer of new properties, but also known for its renovation projects which permit recovering old buildings to a new splendour. ”It’s great to be able to continue...

Kulma21 is the architect’s dream

01.06.2021
Architect Hanna Koskela is happy to be involved in NCC’s development project whereby the iconic KY Building will be transformed into the new Kulma21. ”It feels great, being able to rev...