ABB HEADQUARTERS

ABB headquarters is located on a conspicuous site along one of the main lines, in a strongly growing high-tech concentration in Helsinki.

Building has an exceptional functional solution. Six of the lowest floors are occu-
pied by parking facilities. Four floors above them form an office section, which is easily transformed into open-plan office or enclosed office and combinations of them. Office floors have two large internal courtyards facing the north.

The building design pays special attention to the cityscape aspects of the multilevel car park. The facades of the cold car park are clad with silk-screened glass. In the twilight the lights of moving cars together with space lighting form an interesting kinetic play. The selected translucent material also gives as pleasant lighting conditions as possible for the parking space during daylight hours.