Kalasatama Health and Well-being Center

The construction of the new Kalasatama Health and Well-being Center was completed in October 2017 and the center opened its doors to the residents of Kalasatama and its neighboring areas a couple of weeks ago. The center was built to serve the growing population and streamline Helsinki’s health care by providing a variety of services under one roof.

The center was designed by Helin & Co Architects. The architects focused on creating a light, modern building that feels approachable to customers but also adapts to the needs of the different types of professionals. The result is a functional service building with a fun façade, airy glass walls and several multi-purpose work spaces.

We photographed the Kalasatama Health and Well-being Center for Helin & Co Architects.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Rita (rita@kuvio.com, +358 40 4856565) for licensing terms and conditions.

Kupittaa Sports Hall

The new sports hall of Kupittaa, Turku was opened in January. The hall is dedicated especially to ball games such as basketball, volleyball and floorball and it was put to use as soon as it opened. The multi-purpose space can be divided into three separate courts for practice and opened up for bigger events and games. The graphic hall was designed by APRT Architects.

We photographed Kupittaa sports hall for APRT Architects and also captured the main court in use.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery in our photostore and contact Rita (rita@kuvio.com, +358 40 4856565) for licensing terms and conditions.

Koivusaari metro station video

In addition to photos, we also produce different types of videos from time-lapses to marketing videos. This video of the new Koivusaari metro station is an example of our shorter videos. The stunning station was designed by Helin & Co Architects.

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Kone turnstiles and social media elevator

The world-famous elevator and escalator manufacturer Kone commissioned us to photograph two of their innovative solutions: the new turnstiles in Messukeskus convention center in Helsinki and the one-of-a-kind social media elevator in Myyrmanni shopping center in Vantaa.

The installation of the new gates started last autumn in Messukeskus as a part of the renewal of the entrance hall. The model, Turnstile 100, has won several design awards. In addition to their sleek and modern appearance, the new turnstiles offer a variety of advanced technological features and can be fully integrated with building access control.

The social media elevator opened in Myyrmanni shopping center last December and it is the first one of its kind in Finland. The social media elevator has an interactive wall where shops and restaurants can post current offers and customers can share content using Myyrmanni’s hashtags. Citycon and Kone plan to develop the concept and bring similar elevators to other shopping centers as well.

Citycon’s shopping centers in Norway

Last autumn Citycon commissioned us to photograph three shopping centers in Norway. Buskerud Storsenter, Linderud Senter and Stovner Senter are all located in the Greater Oslo Region and offer a variety of shops, restaurants and services. Citycon needed new photos for the marketing of the shopping centers and asked us for fresh commercial images that are in line with Citycon’s style.

If you would like to see more photos from our commercial photoshoots, click here to view the commercial category.

Restaurant Kokokana

Kokokana is a new restaurant in the city of Vaasa, in Western Finland. The name of the restaurant (“The Whole Chicken”) reflects its theme: Kokokana specializes in honest barbeque food grilled over an open fire.

The restaurant interiors were designed by Pinto Design. The concept of Kokokana takes inspiration from a relaxed barbeque party and the restaurant space was designed to look like a modern garden. The rugged floors, potted plants and colorful rag rugs complete the fun outdoor atmosphere.

We photographed Kokokana for Pinto Design.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Rita (rita@kuvio.com, +358 40 485 6565) for licensing terms and conditions.

Easton Shopping Center

The boldly red Easton shopping center was opened in Eastern Helsinki in October 2017. Located right next to the existing Itis shopping center, Easton was set out to become the new center of the area’s food culture and a comfortable hangout for locals and visitors.

The 66,000 m2 building was designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. Modern BIM models (Building Information Models) were at the core of the project from the very beginning and the project was recently awarded the Tekla BIM Award 2017. The technology allowed the team to create the vivid façade out of ceramic and aluminum rods and finish the massive project on schedule.

We photographed Easton for Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Rita (rita@kuvio.com, +358 40 485 6565) for licensing terms and conditions.

Seppä Shopping Center

Seppä is a new shopping center in Jyväskylä, Central Finland. Seppä was opened in October and with over 50 shops and restaurants, it’s the biggest shopping center in the Jyväskylä region.

The shopping center was designed by Innovarch and the plan was to create a modern and enjoyable space. The light interiors were spiced up with vibrant tones of pink, orange and yellow. The fiery colors stem from the name Seppä, which translates as a smith.

We photographed Seppä shopping center for Innovarch.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Rita (rita@kuvio.com, +358 40 485 6565) for licensing terms and conditions.

Artek Helsinki flagship store

Artek is an icon of Finnish furniture and its collection is full of timeless classics and creative new designs.

Artek’s flagship store is located in the centre of Helsinki. In addition to Artek’s collection, the store offers design exhibitions, books and magazines for inspiration. One of the store’s unique features is the Stool Customization Workshop where anyone can create their own version of Alvar Aalto’s legendary Stool 60.

We photographed the beautiful store for Artek.

The Salmisaari premises of Varma

Varma’s Salmisaari premises are located right by the sea, only a few kilometres away from the heart of Helsinki. The modern office building consists of several customizable office spaces that Varma lets to other companies.

We produced a marketing video that showcases the Salmisaari premises. The video was produced for the real estate marketing of Varma and it was created together with brand design agency Werklig.

If you would like to hear more about our video production services, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Koivusaari metro station

Koivusaari is the second metro station of the new Länsimetro rail line and it will open to passengers in two days. Koivusaari residential area is still in development but it is planned to become a neighbourhood of 4000 residents.

Koivusaari metro station was designed by Helin & Co Architects. It is the world’s only metro station located underwater and the glass walls of the entrance offer stunning views over the marina. The ceiling of the entrance building is shaped like an upside-down boat and the water theme continues throughout the station in the patterns, shapes and colours.

We photographed Koivusaari metro station for Helin & Co Architects.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Rita (rita@kuvio.com, +358 40 485 6565) for licensing terms and conditions.

Lauttasaari metro station

The first phase of the long-awaited Länsimetro is now complete and the extension of the metro network will open to passenger traffic on the 18th of November 2017. The first phase of Länsimetro consists of eight new metro stations, the first of which is Lauttasaari.

Lauttasaari metro station was designed by Helin & Co Architects. The architects took inspiration from ice and snow which is reflected in the materials, shapes and colours of the station. Located in the heart of the popular suburb, Lauttasaari station is estimated to serve 18 000 passengers daily.

We photographed Lauttasaari metro station for Helin & Co Architects.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Rita (rita@kuvio.com, +358 40 485 6565) for licensing terms and conditions.

Parliament House

The Parliament House is the home of the Parliament of Finland and one of the most well-known landmarks in Helsinki. The iconic building was designed by architect J. S. Sirén and the construction was completed in 1931.

The complete renovation of the Parliament House began in 2015 and ended in Autumn 2017. The two main objectives of the renovation were modernizing the old building technology and restoring the building to its original glory. The Parliament House is a protected building and all the renovations were completed under the supervision of the National Board of Antiquities.

The restoration work had a huge impact on the interiors. The surfaces were cleaned and brightened, the stairs were straightened and the furniture were conserved. The famous Plenary Session Hall got its former shine back as the darkened dome ceiling was cleaned and repaired and the bronze statues were replaced by the original gold-plated sculptures.

The architect of the renovation was Helin & Co Architects who commissioned us to photograph the results of the successful project.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Rita (rita@kuvio.com, +358 40 485 6565) for licensing terms and conditions.

The office of Konkret Architects

Konkret Architects was founded 20 years ago and this year the company moved to a new office space to celebrate the anniversary.

The bright new office in Sörnäistenranta, Helsinki, was renovated to fit the needs of modern architect’s office. The interesting architectural ceiling, the flow of light and the convenient working nooks will surely inspire the creative designs of the upcoming years.

We photographed the new office for Konkret.

Community center Monikko

Monikko is the new community center of Nurmijärvi, a town of 42 000 residents in the Greater Helsinki area. The beautiful modern building was designed by Linja Architects and the community centre was opened in August 2017. Monikko consists of a concert hall and several other spaces and it offers the locals a wide range of services and activities.

We photographed Monikko for Linja Architects.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Rita (rita@kuvio.com, +358 40 485 6565) for licensing terms and conditions.

Tapiola metro station

Länsimetro, the west metro, has been one of the biggest construction projects of the decade in the Helsinki region. Helsinki’s existing metro rail line has been extended to Espoo and the eight stations of the first construction phase are almost ready for traffic.

We were commissioned to photograph some of the exciting new metro stations. The first one was the station of Tapiola which was designed by APRT Architects. The estimation is that around 20 000 passengers will use the station daily. Tapiola is also one of the cultural centres of Espoo and Kim Simonsson’s impressive sculpture on the platform reminds visitors of the area’s cultural attractions.

We photographed Tapiola metro station for APRT Architects.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Rita (rita@kuvio.com, +358 40 485 6565) for licensing terms and conditions.

Painiitty residential area

Painiitty is a new idyllic neighbourhood in Espoo, right outside of Helsinki. Painiitty feels calm and cozy but it’s close to all the services and major traffic routes.

Building the neighbourhood has been a long-time project of construction company Hartela. Hartela purchased the land in 1980s and it has had the chance to take part in the planning of the area from the very beginning. The plan was to create a comfortable new residential area close to the attractions of Finland’s biggest cities – and it seems like it succeeded.

We photographed the lovely little community and its new residential buildings for Hartela.

All the images are available for licensing. If you are interested in licensing images, view the entire gallery and contact Rita (rita@kuvio.com, +358 40 485 6565) for licensing terms and conditions.

The showroom of JM Suomi

The interior architects of JLL Finland commissioned us to photograph one of their recent projects, the showroom of JM Suomi. The showroom is located in Leppävaara’s Panorama Tower in Espoo.

JM Suomi develops and sells residential properties and the showroom is open for everyone interested in their real estates. JLL’s interior architects created a warm and versatile space that invites customers in to learn about the properties and the materials used in them.