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Solo Sokos Hotel Torni in Helsinki, Finland

5 July 2022

Interior Design: Fyra

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki

Photos: Riikka Kantinkoski

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni, Finland

Since its establishment in 1931, the thirteen floors of Hotel Torni have made the building a prominent landmark of the city of Helsinki. In 2018, the hotel underwent a comprehensive renovation, with Fyra being responsible for the interior design of the restaurant, the bars, and the reception area.

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki Finland

The history of the iconic building guided the forming of the design concept. The aim was to create surprising, but elegant elements that respect the building’s original architecture and historic values. As a result, the bar and restaurant spaces delight with their individual and distinctive atmospheres.

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki

Torni’s history as a meeting place for several Finnish cultural influencers is reflected in the bohemian ambiance of the bars and the restaurant. In an art project run beside the renovation, new art pieces were added to Torni’s impressive art collection by tastefully mixing different styles from different time periods.

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki Finland

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki

On the hotel’s 13th floor, at the end of a narrow spiral staircase, one can find the legendary Ateljee Bar, offering views in four different directions over the rooftops of Helsinki. The Ateljee Bar was extended during the renovation to the 12th-floor cabinet space with an elevator connection, increasing the accessibility of the bar as a whole, and adding to the number of customer seats. The materials for the rooftop bar were chosen not to compete with the impressive views, but to maximize the views through mirrored surfaces.

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki Finland

The restaurant OR, located on the street level of the building, presents a layering of different styles and bold use of color that create a bohemian atmosphere with art in focus. The American Bar was restored to its original location under the dome in the center of the hotel, the shape of which is echoed by the new bar counter. The dark and elegant atmosphere of the bar is enhanced by Paavo Tynell’s lamps.

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki Finland

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni in Helsinki, Finland – Building Information

Official Project Name: Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Client: Sokotel
Architect: Jung & Jung (original 1931), ARCO (renovation 2022)
Interior design: Fyra (restaurant, bars and reception area) –, Studio Joanna Laajisto (hotel rooms)
Fyra design team: Emma Keränen, Silja Kantokorpi, Eva-Marie Eriksson
Project sector: Hospitality
Project completion date: 4/2022

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki Finland

About Fyra
Founded in 2010, Fyra is one of the leading interior design agencies in Finland. Specializing in work environments, retail, hotel, and restaurant spaces, as well as different concepts and cross-sectional projects, Fyra has claimed its place as a responsible and proactive player in the industry. Fyra creates high-quality surroundings that enhance human well-being.

Fyra was selected as the Architizer A+Awards 2022 Best Interior Design Firm, as well as the Dezeen Awards 2021 Interior Design Studio of the Year, and the Interior Architecture Agency of the Year 2020 – the highest recognition in the field in Finland, awarded by the Finnish Association of Interior Architects (SIO).

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki

Photographer: Riikka Kantinkoski

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni in Helsinki, Finland images / information received 050722 from v2com newswire

Location: Helsinki, Finland, north east Europe

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