Case Study

Scandic Grand Central Helsinki, a new life for an historical building

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - Cosentino casestudy hotel grand central interior2 DSC0529 51

Location

Helsinki, Finland

Material

Silestone

kleur

Eternal Marquina

Application

Bar and kitchen countertops

End date

2021

Dikte

30 mm

One of the largest hotels in Finland

The former Finnish State Railways VR headquarters building, originally designed by Eliel Saarinen and completed in 1909, has been transformed into a Scandic Hotel. The building is strongly tied to Helsinki’s railway station, an important part of the cityscape as well as culturally and historically significant, as it served as the railway administration headquarters for almost a century. The design work on the hotel was exceptionally demanding. The building is protected under the Act on the Protection of the Built Heritage.

Representing Eliel Saarinen’s Art Nouveau style, the former Finnish State Railways VR headquarters building was renovated and expanded into an elegant hotel with almost 500 rooms as well as meeting and event facilities. The cultural and historical landmark’s demanding renovation and change of use was carried out in cooperation with the Finnish Heritage Agency and the city of Helsinki.

The renovation was an exceptionally demanding project. Protected parts of the building include its entire exterior and roofing, as well as its main lobby, main staircase and hallways, the longest of which is 159 metres long.

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - Cosentino casestudy hotel grand 63

Silestone, between the elegance and the versatility

The building’s extension was built according to the design proposition from the architectural office Futudesign, which won an architecture contest for this project in 2017. The new extension completes the elegant hotel complex, which also includes a beautiful courtyard and an outdoor terrace for the restaurant.

A first-class classic meeting place in the heart of the city, the hotel’s Bar G provides a colourful and cosy oasis for relaxing. Customers can enjoy refreshing drinks and stylish cocktails from the bar’s elegant Silestone Eternal Marquina countertops.

The stylish restaurant inspired by classic European cuisine features stunning matte black Silestone Eternal Marquina kitchen worktops. These Silestone worktops offer an excellent combination of elegance, quality and resistance.

Do you need help with a project?

Neem voor advies contact op met onze specialisten

Do you need help with a project?

Neem voor advies contact op met onze specialisten

Cosentino's materialen gebruikt in dit project

Eternal-Marquina

Eternal Marquina

Silestone

Related case studies

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - cosentino hhrc madrid DSC 4953 2 31

Hard Rock Hotel Madrid

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - Cerix 1 1 33

CeriX Frederiksberg

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - 3n2a0240 3n2a0243 view 1 35

Waynes Coffe

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - Nueva Fabrica Cruzcampo  129 37

La Factoría Cruzcampo

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - EN V2 Case Study Woodspeen Restaurant3 39

Woodspeen Restaurant

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - Basque Kitchen 2 41

Basque Kitchen By Aitor

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - Cosentino casestudy hotel grand central interior2 DSC0529 1 43

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - Le Bocuse dOr 3 45

Le Bocuse D’or

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - Drita Kafe221 47

Drita Kafè

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - CulinaryON 9 49

CulinaryOn

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  -  65

Wil je de mogelijkheden van Dekton in gevels weten?

Hotel Scandic Grand Central Finland  - arrow right circulo@3x 1 67

Vraag een bezoek van een account manager aan

If you would like to receive a free sample or tailored advice, please fill in the form.