Work continues at over a dozen of sites in Finland and Europe in the summer months

A spa resort in Belarus, several office and conference centers in Finland, new restaurants to cater to every taste and preference… Summer may be in full bloom, but work at Gullstén-Inkinen Design & Architecture shows no signs of slowing down. As June turns to July, we merrily continue to labor at over a dozen of different sites in Finland and Europe.

One of the major design projects of the summer is a spa resort extending over an area of 200 hectares in Belarus. Meanwhile in Sweden, work on the office and meeting facilities of paper and pulp manufacturer Stora Enso’s Stockholm biorefinery continues throughout July and August.

On Finnish soil, multi-storey office and conference buildings for information technology company Nokia, financial services company Nordea and retailing cooperative organization S Group are in the process of being renovated. Individual office spaces for financial institution Nordic Investment Bank and machining manufacturer Konecranes are also in the works.

Restaurant selection in the Greater Helsinki area is about to improve with the addition of multiple new restaurants. Casual dining restaurant Bistrot opened at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport in the beginning of July. Auratalo – a historic Helsinki office building set to become a modern hotel complex – will receive a new restaurant hall, bistro and Burger King restaurant from Gullstén-Inkinen. The restaurant and conference facilities of Antell Vallilan Akseli are being renovated for the upcoming fall.

In Porvoo, a picturesque cultural city just outside of Helsinki, the sixth Marks & Spencer store in Finland will open in autumn 2015. Gullstén-Inkinen also designed the previous five Marks & Spencer stores in Helsinki, Tampere, Hämeenlinna, Jyväskylä and Lappeenranta. Back in Helsinki, a group of 1950s semi-detached houses owned by the University of the Helsinki and located on the Viikki Campus are being renovated as modern dwelling units. And finally, spaces in downtown Helsinki’s Vuorikatu 20 are being renovated for future commercial or administrative use.

More information about these and other ongoing projects will be released throughout the rest of the year. In the meanwhile, Gullstén-Inkinen wishes its clients, partners and friends a happy and sunny summer!