Functional Premises in the House Called Väinö

Finnish men called Väinö have played important roles in the history of this property that was built in 1928. The building was designed by architect Väinö Vähäkallio. Its design represents typical Nordic classicism of the 1920s. The building served as the headquarters of Cooperative Elanto from 1928 to 1995, during which period director Väinö Tanner actively managed its operations. Väinö Tanner had a strong hold of the entire organization, and also lived in the building with his family.

Thus it seems quite natural to rename the building as “The House Called Väinö” now that is being renovated into new business premises. 

Since the beginning, Väinö has been a modern multifunctional building full of versatile activity. This principle is to continue in the future: Väinö premises will be customized to match your specific needs. 

Now Väinö is waiting for new tenants – you’re welcome to have a look!


Reasons to rent:

  • In the heart of Sörnäinen and close to Kalasatama

  • Interesting history and classic design from 1920’

  • Customizable office space 500–1,400 m²

  • Only 5 minutes by bus to the center

  • Close to the metro and tram stops

  • Unique building


At Väinö, You Can Sign the Genesta Green Lease

As a tenant at Väinö, you can sign the Genesta Green Lease contract that supports the corporate responsibility objectives of your company. 
Our criteria help you reduce your carbon footprint and save the environment. 
Are you interested in the Genesta Green Lease?

Ask us for more information! 

Marja Liisa Suutarinen

Head of Investment Management Finland, Director

+358 40 025 08 69

Customizable office space

500–1,400 m²

Leasable area in total

11,171 m²

Lease entire floor

or a smaller space

Only 5 minutes

by bus to the center

Property in Detail

Office brochure
Learn about the premises available at Väino
Leasable area in total
11,171 m²
Only 5 min
by bus to the center

What does your future office look like? 
Let us know about your dream – we’ll make it true with you. 

Väinö was a classic at birth. This monumental red-brick office building represents Nordic classicism. Väinö is now being transformed into an amazing business location. We are going to renovate beautiful, modern premises with character to new tenants while respecting the culture and history of the building. Who wouldn't want to work at Väinö!



Architecture has translated into a fabulously modern showroom interior.


Genesta acquires the 11,200 sqm landmark office property Hämeentie 11 located in Sörnainen, Helsinki on behalf of its fund GNRE Fund II.


Map of the Property


Väinö is located right in the center of attention: in the heart of Sörnäinen and very close to the new Kalasatama district

The property is located in Sörnäinen, close to Helsinki center, in the corner of Hämeentie and Kaikukatu. This traditionally industrial area has over the years developed into a versatile and trendy office and residential district. According to a survey by the National Board of Antiquities, it is of great cultural and historical value. 

The district is expected to keep developing, and especially the new residential properties are believed to impact its development into an area of high quality.   

Are you interested in customizable business premises near the center of Helsinki? How about new, renovated offices near urban Kalasatama just 5 minutes from the city center? 

Väinö’s Location Is Every Commuter’s Dream

Hämeentie is one of the busiest streets in central Helsinki, offering fluent and versatile connections. Väinö is easy to reach, from near and far:
•    The Hakaniemi and Sörnäinen metro stops are just 500 metres away. 
•    Tram stops are right by the building. 
•    A bus to the center only takes five minutes.