Finland’s largest media group, the Sanoma Corporation, held a limited architectural competition in 1995 for the design of their new headquarters in the Töölönlahti Bay area in the centre of Helsinki. The design of the building, situated near the Finnish Parliament House, the Museum of Modern Art and the main Helsinki railway station, continued on the basis of the winning entry.
The nine-storey building is home to the editorial offices of three newspapers, Helsingin Sanomat, Ilta Sanomat and Taloussanomat, but there are also shops, galleries and restaurants adjacent to the pedestrian passages cutting diagonally through the building on the first two floors. The basement levels contain, among other things, delivery and technical spaces, as well as a parking hall for 150 cars. All in all, the building is the workplace for over 1000 people.