Iiris, Office Building and Service Centre for the Visually Impaired, Helsinki, Finland
Location: Itäkeskus, Helsinki, Finland
Size: 22,000 m2
The new building for the visually impaired is a national centre with international importance. It is located in a busy entrance road to Helsinki, next to the shopping centre Itäkeskus in eastern Helsinki. The buiding, finished in early 2004, contains diverse healthcare, rehabilitation and library services as well as office spaces. The design of the building is based on a winning entry in an architectural competition held in the year 2000.