Are to deliver technical building system for Helsinki Central Library Oodi

Are Oy Press release 20 January 2017 at 9 a.m.

Illustration of Helsinki Central Library Oodi



Are and YIT have entered into an agreement on the execution of technical building services for the Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Are will carry out the heating, water, ventilation, electricity and automation work of Oodi. The value of the agreement is approximately EUR 7.5 million.


The Central Library will cover 17,250 GSM. In terms of architecture, the building will be an interesting library of the modern era and supplement the Töölönlahti area. Special attention will be paid to the energy efficiency of the property in the construction stage.


”This public project, challenging both technically and due to its architecture, requires cutting-edge, high-quality technical implementation. That is why we wanted to execute the technical building system as a turnkey delivery. The diverse expertise, professional project management and sufficient resources of Are will ensure the quality of the final result,” says Project Manager Jorma Kontturi from YIT.


”The construction of the Central Library Oodi is a very interesting project for us, not least because of its central location in Helsinki which will ensure that the building will considerably alter the cityscape. The technical building system plays a substantial role in a property that is bound to see a great deal of use. The duty of Are is to ensure pleasant indoor conditions for the future users of Oodi,” says Kai Nurho, Area Manager at Are. 


More information:


Are Oy

Kai Nurho, Area Manager, tel. +358 (0)40 516 4233,


YIT Construction Ltd.

Jorma Kontturi, Project Manager, tel. +358 (0)40 861 9871,


Are is the largest technical building services company in Finland. Our technical building contracting and property maintenance services guarantee energy efficiency and a comfortable indoor climate throughout the entire life cycle of the building. 

We focus on intelligent technical maintenance and our Are Sensus low-energy system in particular. Established more than 100 years ago, the Are Group employs approximately 2,900 people. We serve our customers in 25 locations in Finland as well as in St Petersburg, Russia. More information:


YIT creates better living environments by developing and constructing housing, business premises, infrastructure and entire areas. Our vision is to bring more life to sustainable cities. We want to differentiate ourself by caring for customers, visionary urban development, passionate execution and inspiring leadership. The engine for growth and profitability is urban development involving partners. We operate in Finland, Russia, the Baltic countries, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. In 2015, our turnover was nearly EUR 1.7 billion and we have about 5,300 employees. YIT’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

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