Oy Karl Fazer AB
Vuoden teräsrakenne (Best Steel Structure) 2016
Vuoden lasirakenne (Best Glass
City of Vantaa’s Kehäkukka Architecture Award 2017
Fazer is one of the largest corporations in the Finnish food industry. It is known especially for its chocolate and sweets. With the close connection to the factory area, the idea was to show how the famous chocolates are made and where the ingredients come from. The visitor centre is a round pavilion and houses a lush winter garden with cacao, apple and rowan trees. The centre offers a platform to experiment with different concepts and to host exhibitions. A wooden cantilevered ceiling gives a strong identity to the centre, which has become a popular destination for families and tourists.