The cooperation between Helsinki Airport (Finavia) and Granlund has long roots in the renovation projects of the airport area, in technical building services engineering and in energy and environmental consulting.
Building services engineering at Hilton Helsinki Airport
Granlund was responsible for HVAC, electrical, building automation, fire prevention and lighting design for the extension of the Hilton Helsinki Airport hotel, which took place in two stages in 2007 and 2011. We also designed the AV systems for the hotel’s ballroom, restaurant and conference rooms.
New technical building services for the long-haul terminal
We participated in the extension of the long-haul terminal at Helsinki Airport in 2009 and in the renovation of lobbies 2, 3 and 4 in 2011–2014. The renovation of the oldest part of the airport involved building new commercial and restaurant facilities and updating the technical building services and security control functions. Energy efficiency, serviceability and visual clarity were important elements of the lighting design.
“Excellent experiences and services and smooth travelling were central to the design process, which is why the extension required high-quality construction expertise,”
- Samuli Haapasalo, President and CEO of Helsinki Airport.
Extensive development programme at Helsinki Airport
In 2014, Helsinki Airport launched an extensive development programme, which also included building a new bus terminal. Because the terminal serves passengers round the clock, indoor conditions and energy efficiency were paid particular attention to in the building services engineering. Automatically dimmable LED luminaires create the right atmosphere.
As part of the development programme, the airport has also increased its transfer passenger capacity by building new passenger terminals and a departure terminal. Granlund was responsible for HVAC, building automation, sprinkler, lighting, electrical and audio design at the south and west piers, as well as for coordinating the maintenance system. We also served as the environmental, energy and BREEAM consultant.