The Raaden hammas tower provides an inspiring view of Keilaniemenranta’s developing urban milieu and is conveniently located near a metro station. Reserve your spot at the top!
At the heart of fast-developing Keilaniemenranta stands the magnificent Raaden hammas – a structure known to all. Rising from the waterfront landscape, the tower is an integral part of Finnish corporate history and the highlight of the local cityscape. The building now known as the Accountor Tower will be modernized to satisfy the needs of modern business life.
Completed in 1976 to serve as the headquarters of oil company Neste, Raaden hammas is Finland’s best-known office tower. It is a forerunner among high-rise buildings in Finland and was the first business premise of its time to be planned with an open office layout. Named after Neste’s influential honorary counselor Uolevi Raade, the “tooth” (hammas) is still the country’s tallest office building and its design has withstood the test of time.
“The building has a wonderful history but it is also contemporary, because evenduring construction the tower was ahead of its time: it was designed as an open office with the potential for adaptability carefully thought through from the very beginning,” says Okke Kiviluoto of SARC Architects, the firm responsible for refurbishing the tower.
“Raadenhammas is an advanced, unique Finnish construction. It is a rugged yet elegant building with attention paid to materials and detail.”
This iconic office building has all the prerequisites for satisfying the growing needs of a successful business. Raaden hammas is created for companies that value superior premises, a central waterfront location and a property with a strong identity. Imposing windows in the high-ceilinged rooms offer an unparalleled view of the sea, Espoo and downtown Helsinki. The project will be completed in early 2020 and rental space will be designed in collaboration with occupants to ensure that it meets their requirements.
In addition to offering a cradle of innovation for a concentration of international firms, the fast-growing Keilaniemenranta area around Raaden hammas is a transportation and services hub. The locale provides outstanding transportation connections for users of private cars and public transportation services, particularly due to the westward expansion of the Helsinki metro and the planned Raide-Jokeri light rail service. The new Keilaniemenranta will emphasize a high-quality pedestrian environment as well as the revitalization of Espoo’s seaside route, Rantaraitti.
In the future, this vibrant area will provide diverse blue-ribbon services for residents as well as workers. Raaden hammas itself will feature a grocery store, lunch diner, a daycare center and wellbeing services. The tower will also be topped off with a rooftop restaurant whose windows and outdoor terrace overlook breathtaking views.