Building permit for Mikonkatu 9 has been submitted and is waiting for approval!

Mikonkatu 9 -project has reached one of the vital milestones: the building permit for has been submitted and is waiting for approval. The Building is centrally located robust red-brick building in the Kluuvi district and it is owned by Ilmarinen. The SR 1 -listed historic building will be renovated respecting its original architecture and history.

The building is from 1928 and it is designed by architects Jussi and Toivo Paatela. It was originally the head office of the Atlas Bank. After the 1929’s Stock Market Crash the bank interior was transformed into movie theatre Bio Rea for many decades.

Nowadays the building is a multi-user-house with office and retail spaces and the use will remain the same after the renovation. The objective for the project is to apply LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification which is a green building certification program that aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.

Interior architect Gullstén & Inkinen is responsible for the main and architectural design.

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Picture of the Atlas Bank front door: Sundström Olof 1930, Helsingin kaupunginmuseo