Helsinki, Finland

The Väinö House

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Premises in the Väinö House

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!

Total leasable area 11 171 m²
Customizable office space 500 - 1 400 m²
By bus 5 minutes to center
Metro stop 500 m away

A Classic

The building was designed by architect Väinö Vähäkallio, representing typical Nordic classicism of the 1920s. Finnish men called Väinö have played important roles in the history of this property. 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 Väinö House”. We are going to renovate this beautiful building into an amazing business location with character to new tenants while respecting the culture and history of the building. Who wouldn't want to work at Väinö!

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Reasons to rent

Nr. 01 In the heart of Sörnäinen and close to Kalasatama

Nr. 02 Interesting history and unique design from 1920’

Nr. 03 Customizable office space 500–1,400 m²

Nr. 04 Only 5 minutes by bus to the center

Nr. 05 Close to the metro and tram stops

Genesta Green Lease

As a tenant at The Väinö House you can sign the Genesta Green Lease, which supports the corporate responsibility objectives of your company. This includes helping you reduce your carbon footprint for the benefit of the environment.

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

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.

Väinö’s Location Is Every Commuter’s Dream

Hämeentie is one of the busiest streets in central Helsinki, offering fluent and versatile connections.

  • The Hakaniemi and Sörnäinen metro stops are just 500 meters away
  • Tram stops are right by the building
  • A bus to the center only takes five minutes
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Our Standard Sustainability Measures


We aim to certify most of our properties to verify the environmental performance and sustainable management practices.

On-site renewables
On-site renewables

When feasible, we invest into on-site renewable energy production and offer our tenants a possibility to buy onsite renewable energy.


Our properties are equipped with bicycle parking, fixing stand and changing facilities to enable sustainable commuting and healthy lifestyle.

Energy efficiency
Energy efficiency

We invest into energy efficiency improvements such as LED lighting, building automation and efficient HVAC systems. In order to minimize our carbon footprint we use green electricity in all our properties.


Our properties offer extensive recycling opportunities.

Water saving
Water saving

We always renovate our properties with water saving equipment.

car-charging E-car
car-charging E-car

Our properties are equipped with e-car charging possibility to enable sustainable commuting.

Your Neighbourhood

Hämeentie 11, Helsinki

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News from The Väinö House

  • Helsinki, Finland

    Väinö Showroom Is Here!

    21/02/17 Read more
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Helsinki, Finland

Väinö Showroom Is Here!

Come see how 1920’s classic Nordic architecture has translated into a fabulously modern showroom interior.

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