Fimea’s premises in Kuopio moved to Lake Kallavesi

The facade of the Fimea office building on Hallituskatu in Kuopio.

Fimea’s premises in Kuopio moved to Lake Kallavesi at the city centre. The new building in Hallituskatu 14, previously used by the Kuopio County Government, has undergone an extensive renovation completed at the end of 2022. In addition to Fimea, the building now houses the Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland and the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority.

This building of historical value was built in 1883–1885. It has served as official accommodation for provincial governors and is fully protected from the outside and inside. The history is evident in the walls, and part of the parquet floor from the 19th century has been preserved. Even though the building is protected, the general idea in all design was to create modern, healthy, safe and functional office spaces. The new premises offer different meeting and working spaces to meet the requirements of modern work and can be easily adapted to different needs without making any structural changes. 

Building project awarded with an honorary mention

The client and developer of the renovation project was Senate Properties, which is responsible for government owned premises and also owns the property. The personnel were able to contribute to the project in different workshops and comment on the interior design and furniture, for example. The Kuopio building project was awarded with an honorary mention in the “Cooperation project of the year in Eastern Finland” competition. The justifications for the award emphasised the spirit of happening, employees’ good attitude and working together for a common goal.