Fazer Experience Visitor Centre

K2S-FazerHQ-Exterior

location

Helsinki, Finland

client

Oy Karl Fazer AB

competition

completed 2016

award

Vuoden teräsrakenne (Best Steel Structure) 2016

Award

Vuoden lasirakenne (Best Glass

Award

City of Vantaa’s Kehäkukka Architecture Award 2017

Building area

5,100 m2

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.

The pavilion is the first object one sees when approaching Fazer Village.

The new Meeting Center serves as an entrance to the existing headquarters and also links the Visitor Center to the existing office spaces.

A green room housing cocoa plants presents another experience of the raw materials in chocolate making.

K2S-FazerHQ-Restaurant

A wooden cantilevered ceiling gives a strong identity to the visitor center.

K2S-FazerHQ-Model-With-Roof

Fazer Exprecience Visitor Center & Meeting Center model with roof

K2S-FazerHQ-Model-Without-Roof

At the main entrance the visitor is welcomed by the café and the factory shop.

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