Iiris, Office Building and Service Centre for the Visually Impaired, Helsinki, Finland


Location: Itäkeskus, Helsinki, Finland

Year: 2004

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.