The Kinnarps Ltd’s new building in Helsinki, designed by Petri Rouhiainen Oy, offers a bright and spacious showroom with a total floor area of over 2 400 m² which can be freely adapted for exhibition or office rooms. The four storey building consists of two interlaced triangles maximising daylighting. This approach, when combined with glass offering high energy efficiency and solar control ensures optimum conditions inside at any time of the day or year.
Minimising energy consumption and maximising both the environmental and functional aspect were the architect’s first priority. The use of Pilkington Suncool™ 50/25 high performance solar control glass and Pilkington Optitherm™ S3 low-emissivity glass helps reduce the solar heat gain from the windows. The high level of Pilkington Suncool™ 50/25 neutrality makes ideal for large glazing areas.
Photography: Mikael Lindén