Commercial buildings –Lohi shopping center
- Client: Suur-Seudun Osuuskauppa
- Builder: Jatke Oy
- Architectural design: Arkkitehtitoimisto Käppi Oy
- Façade installation: Oulun kuorirakenne
Lohi is a 3-storey shopping center with a surface area of 22,000 square meters in the center of Lohja and home to 15 stores and 4 restaurants.
Lohja’s town plan imposed strict conditions on the shape of the building, including the curved façade. The architect who designed the building wanted to add a splash of color and light to the wall, something which was achieved using a perforated Ruukki Emotion façade system with background lighting. The system was also used in other façades to synchronize the wall surfaces. Ruukki also supplied the Ruukki Life sandwich panels used in the walls and the pale lamella panels in the façade.
“Ruukki’s products turned out to be an interesting alternative to implement the design. Besides which, Ruukki’s assistance and product knowledge were a great help in our choices. They also provided knowledgeable service. The outcome was just what had been agreed,” adds architect Heikki Käppi, who designed the building.