We Land office building celebrates laying of cornerstone

20 01 2022

The symbolic cornerstone of the 14-storey We Land office building in Ruoholahti, Helsinki downtown area, has been laid today 20 January 2022. The building, designed by JKMM and developed by NCC, will be completed in the spring of 2024. The traditional cornerstone ceremony was opened by Deputy Mayor of City of Helsinki, responsible for Urban Environment, Anni Sinnemäki. We Land is a present-era showcase of office construction.

The We Land office will be built sustainably to the highest possible environmental rating, BREEAM outstanding level. The space and the service must also live up to the high expectations of the future tentant headquarters. Special attention has been paid to the future tenant personnels’ and city dwellers’ daily demands with high-quality services, like world-class restaurant hub.

So far, the construction has been underway 10 metres below the sea level. Next, the actual 14-storey building starts rising at a brisk tempo. The building’s façade is accentuated by large windows and copper cladding which is built from fully recycled copper.

– This project brings lots of new workplaces to Helsinki at a good location and in an easily accessible spot next to the metro station and tram connections. Once completed, the building will offer new services and pedestrian connections to those visiting the area. Even more excellently, the building is built in a sustainable way, says Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemäki of City of Helsinki who is responsible for Urban Environment.

What does laying of cornerstone mean?

The cornerstone ceremony is a traditional and symbolic occasion held by the builder to mark the commencement of the construction works in a project. Together with the laying of the cornerstone, history will be made by leaving a note in the foundation for the future generations to reflect the current state of the world. The cornerstone is laid in connection with the actual commencement of the construction work when the foundations are already being built. Shortly after this, the building’s façade starts to rise quite visibly.

Information on We Land

Further information about the project on jkmm.fi and welandruoholahti.fi