Granlund redesigns Finland’s most famous department store


MagiCAD Group

MEP Design

Stockmann is Finland’s most well-known retail company, dating back to 1862. Its flagship is the large department store in Helsinki, which opened in 1930. The company also has stores in Russia and Estonia.

Granlund has now been their building services partner for more than a decade. The current project for the Stockmann department store in Helsinki is a major undertaking. The project – called “The Alltime Stockmann” – started in 2003 and will be finished in time for the 2010 Christmas sales.

Stockmann in Helsinki is already Europe’s sixth largest department store. The refurbishment will boost its commercial space by an extra 10,000 m2, reaching a remarkable 50,000 m2 of shopping enjoyment.

“The All-time Stockmann” involves practically a complete redesign and rebuild of the building’s systems for ventilation, heating and cooling. All construction work has been done with the store being open as usual.

The MagiCAD design models are also used to simplify work at the construction site. The models are reviewed through Navisworks. This makes it easier for site managers and craftsmen to coordinate the different installations.

Creating the ultimate shopping climate

Indoor climate is most important in order to keep customers content. Fresh air must be supplied at a steady temperature all day, all year round. Climate and energy calculations are based on a building model created in MagiCAD Room and calculated in Riuska. The whole AC system is new and located on the building’s roof.

An underground affair

The transformation taking place below Stockmann’s ground floor is equally impressive. With minimum disturbance to street traffic above, a garage with access ramps and space for 600 cars and loading docks for incoming goods has been excavated under “Mannerheimintie” street.