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Vuosaari Heat Pump Building

Architecture Masterprize 2022, Winner, Industrial Buildings

This project represents a vital part of Helen’s transition to carbon-neutral energy production by 2030. It turns the adjacent Vuosaari power plants’ excess process heat and seawater heat from the nearby Baltic Sea into district heat that can be delivered to customers.

The process layout and logistics on the site defined the building’s placement. Its form and materials are based on the context. The wing-shaped red bricks on the long sides of the building were custom-made for the project.

Project year: 2021
Location: Vuosaari, Helsinki, Finland
Client: Helen Ltd
Output: 13 MW district heat, 9,5MW district cooling
Total investment value: €15M
Photography: Tuomas Kivinen
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