KOKO3

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  • 21.12.2012

    Supercell is a rewarded game developer located in Ruoholahti, Helsinki. The giant logo letters welcome people inside this delightful, easygoing and colour crazy office.

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  • 21.12.2012

    A free flow open workspace with future innovation ideas sketched on the walls. Vibrant colour spots, vivid curtains and custom made storage furniture are the highlights of this 12th floor office, the Finnish Innovation Fund in Ruoholahti, Helsinki.

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  • 21.12.2012

    A nostalgic theatre from 1886, situated in the heart of Helsinki, is transformed into a two-floor nightclub. Using the old movie theatre as a source of inspiration, the result is a vibrant mix of vintage and contemporary style - an eclectic space where velvet and brass melt together with a hint of fluorescent red and matt black.

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  • 21.12.2012

    The atmosphere, furnishing and materials in the former staff canteen, now new Puro restaurant, are all about Alvar Aalto's style from the beginning of the 1970's when the building, Sahkotalo (A. Aalto), was completed. In the Alvar Aalto emphasized hall you can enjoy a relaxed meal. During the summertime the white furnished terrace offers an overwhelming view over Kamppi. The building and the interiors are protected by the Finland's National Board of Antiquities.

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  • 28.10.2011

    HSL's new bright service point is welcoming customers at the Helsinki Railway Station. The interior concept consists of a white space and colorful details. The light ceiling gives employees and customers light therapy underground.

    Shiny Happy Autumn!

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  • 15.09.2010

    The Finnish Red Cross Blood service centre in Sanoma House by KOKO3 has a fresh and playful atmosphere expressing the good feeling and cause of the red-white organisation.

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  • 15.09.2010

    The advertising-, marketing- and media companies Bob Helsinki, Ainoa, Gyllene Skor, Toinen Helsinki, Kuubi and Basso Media moved to a new collective home in an old industrial warehouse building in the heart of Kallio, Helsinki. The first floor informal café, radio station, library and meeting spaces form a common free flow area for both the employees and clients. The open work spaces and project rooms in the upper floors have an idividual touch of each company. The layered atmosphere is a delicate mix of industrial, rough garage, soft velvet, old grandma and modern classic.

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  • 28.04.2009

    Red carpet glamour combined with heritage of the grand record company, Warner Music in Helsinki.

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  • 28.04.2009

    %22This honor signifies the highest standard of excellence.%22 KOKO3 Architects web site has been nominated for The 13th Annual Webby Awards in the Professional Services category.

  • 30.01.2009

    MK%26C by KOKO3 is one of the finalists in Forum AID Awards 2008.

    KOKO3 designed a unique workspace for MK%26C, a software development studio in Helsinki specialised in designing and developing human-friendly software for the Mac, iPhone and iPod touch platforms. The office has a contemporary, easygoing atmosphere with a soft lounge area and a colourful patchwork wall next to the high-tech workstations.

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  • 30.01.2009

    The National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) moved back to their roots to Helsinki Kamppi. The office was designed according to the new identity of the party. Colours like cornflower blue (symbol of Kokoomus) mixed with pure white and soft beige and a collection of modern and antique furniture give the interior an impression of contemporary without forgetting the past.

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  • 09.12.2008

    The completely redesigned Finnair Silver Wings lounge located at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport reopens white and spacious, emphasizing the core values of the Finnair brand - freshness, creativity, security and Finnishness.

    The lounge shows Finnish design: forms, colours and surfaces giving the visitor a glance of our country.

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  • 09.12.2008

    The large scale bacteria and viruses have taken over Mobidiag - a company specialized in the molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases. The graphical interpretation of the bacteria and viruses create new patterns in a series of views through the new office and laboratory spaces.

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  • 09.12.2008

    Newsec - a real estate management company moved their office into the two top floors of a historically important building - a model example of 1930s Finnish functionalism - 'Postitalo' in Helsinki. The new interiors of Newsec reflect the atmosphere of the 30s with its elegant entrance halls welcoming the visitors with spectacular views all over the city. The strict black reception desk works as a contrast to the soft furniture, floors, curtains, colours and lights.

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  • 02.06.2008

    Forum AID magazine chose the Nordic area's ten best architect websites. Number ONE is KOKO3!

    %22The Finnish design and architecture office Koko3's site makes other sites feel paltry.%22

    %22...they are so welcoming, clickfriendly and colourful that it feels as though you've been given a real hug even before you start clicking your way around the projects.%22

    %22Koko3 are unique in having a website where you feel you don't want to stop clicking before you have looked at everything. It is a smart, playful and convincing way to show their creative expertise.%22

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ABOUT

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KOKO3 is a Helsinki-based design office working locally and globally since 1997.

In line with our slogan 'superb interiors and intellectual concepts', our main skills lie in interior concepts that express the client's corporate identity. We are also involved in other fields such as architecture and having fun.

KOKO3 has worked for various clients, especially in the creative sector. Our clients include companies such as Artek, BMG, Finnair, Hasan %26 Partners and Iittala.

Contact us to discuss about your project and hear how we would approach it.

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WORK

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7. Linja

2010

The advertising-, marketing- and media companies Bob Helsinki, Ainoa, Gyllene Skor, Toinen Helsinki, Kuubi and Basso Media moved to a new collective home in an old industrial warehouse building in the heart of Kallio, Helsinki. The first floor informal cafe, radio station, library and meeting spaces form a common free flow area for both the employees and clients. The open work spaces and project rooms in the upper floors have an idividual touch of each company. The layered atmosphere is a delicate mix of industrial, rough garage, soft velvet, old grandma and modern classic.

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Adams

2012

A nostalgic theatre from 1886, situated in the heart of Helsinki, is transformed into a two-floor nightclub. Using the old movie theatre as a source of inspiration, the result is a vibrant mix of vintage and contemporary style - an eclectic space where velvet and brass melt together with a hint of fluorescent red and matt black.

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Arabia

2006

Arabia - factory outlet representing the brands Iittala, Arabia and Hackman reopened after a radical facelift this September. The brands and their products are shown as own collections in a factory space with a touch of high class design.

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Artek Area

2006

A seasonally reborn Alvar Aalto lounge for Artek at Helsinki-Vantaa-airport.

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Bar Rytmi

2000

Relaxed bar with cultural atmosphere in the heart of Kallio district in Helsinki.

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Billnas

2012

This elegant meeting room space is located in Billnas ironworks - a historical area with buildings from the beginning of the 17th century, known for its tool making and handcraft tradition. To show the history, layers from different times are exposed. The first layer consists of the old brick walls and wooden structures. The second one is the 1940's showroom, the white skeleton and the eye-catching toolboxes. The third layer is the contemporary part consisting of installations and furniture - the new use. These create an architectural union - an unexpected and exciting contrast between the old and the new.

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BMG

2001

A 70's standard room and corridor office - a record company office in Helsinki moves into a grooving open workspace with shining stars on lighted cabinets giving rhythm to the space.

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Bob Helsinki

2004

The advertising agency's cosy domestic ambience is skillfully imported into a palace designed by Lars Sonck in 1939. Layers play an important role in the design: three floors and three different characters create an exciting working environment.

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Casa Academica

2006

An office and party room for Student Union of Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland

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Cazze Optician

2000

A shop and furniture design for an optician shop in Helsinki with changing seasonal colours.

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Fake Graphics

2007

Cool and relaxed loft office space for a 3D-graphics company with a welcoming loungebar, studio- and meetingrooms and an open workspace in fresh 'west-coast'-colours; turquoise, orange and lavendel.

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Finnair Long Haul Lounge

2001

A light and exclusive lounge at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport reflects the brand of Finnair.

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Finnair Silver Wings Lounge

2008

The completely redesigned Finnair Silver Wings lounge located at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport reopens white and spacious, emphasizing the core values of the Finnair brand - freshness, creativity, security and Finnishness.

The lounge shows Finnish design: forms, colours and surfaces giving the visitor a glance of our country.

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Gramex

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Laminated glass/mirror, light steel construction and lights together create a light/commercial board for a copyright society Gramex in Helsinki.

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Granlund

2007

A new executive floor continues with a fresh and modern face for the Granlund group - a leading building services consulting firm.

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Hasan %26 Partners

2000

A creative factory for an advertising agency in a former factory building in Helsinki. A big open space with common worktables in a (non)-designed environment.

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HSL

2012

HSL's new bright service points are welcoming customers at the Helsinki Railway Station and the Pasila Station. The interior concept consists of a white space and colorful details. The light ceiling gives employees and customers light therapy underground.

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Icon Medialab Tampere

2000

The Tampere office of Icon is located in a former department store. It is planned in the same style as the Helsinki office.

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Icon Medialab Helsinki

2000

A 60's modernistic office building gets an interior worth the style. An entrance cafe with big windows opens towards the street. The work areas have an open feeling in every aspect: open office layouts and open working spaces enable flow of knowledge and ideas.

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Icon Medialab Paris

2000

An Icon office with a lounge cafe at street level and the open workspaces above it.

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Icon Medialab Brussels

2000

Headquarter and the local Brussels office for Icon Medialab is a combination of an old bourgeois house, a backyard house and an open office space.

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Icon Medialab Hamburg

1998

The design of an office space in an old gas factory was the start for KOKO3's co-operation with the international new media company Icon Medialab.

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Kokoomus

2008

The National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) moved back to their roots to Helsinki Kamppi. The office was designed according to the new identity of the party. Colours like cornflower blue (symbol of Kokoomus) mixed with pure white and soft beige and a collection of modern and antique furniture give the interior an impression of contemporary without forgetting the past.

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Korjaamo

2005

The Korjaamo Culture Factory in Helsinki is a colourful combination of office, restaurant, art gallery, performance venue, courtyard and lounge - practically everything that a culture vulture may need under a single roof.

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Karkimedia

2005

New meeting spaces and a new lounge for a Finnish media company. Soft furniture and colourful flowercurtains create an inviting and smooth ambience.

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Laundry

2007

A contemporary, temporary and super relaxed atmosphere for Laundry - a different kind of advertising agency - 2007.

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MK%26C

2008

KOKO3 designed a unique workspace for MK%26C, a software development studio in Helsinki specialised in designing and developing human-friendly software for the Mac, iPhone and iPod touch platforms. The office has a contemporary, easygoing atmosphere with a soft lounge area and a colourful patchwork wall next to the high-tech workstations.

The work is one of the finalists in Forum AID Awards 2008.

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Mobidiag

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The large scale bacteria and viruses have taken over Mobidiag - a company specialized in the molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases. The graphical interpretation of the bacteria and viruses create new patterns in a series of views through the new office and laboratory spaces.

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Newsec

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Newsec - a real estate management company moved their office into the two top floors of a historically important building - a model example of 1930s Finnish functionalism - 'Postitalo' in Helsinki. The new interiors of Newsec reflect the atmosphere of the 30s with its elegant entrance halls welcoming the visitors with spectacular views all over the city. The strict black reception desk works as a contrast to the soft furniture, floors, curtains, colours and lights.

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Paf

2012

This office belongs to the gaming company Paf at Mikonkatu, Helsinki. Mirror and wooden surfaces, inspiration from the game world and of course KOKO3 style colours are the main design elements. In the heart of the space the big cosy gathering lounge brings all the staff and the creative ideas together.

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Ravintola Puro

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The atmosphere, furnishing and materials in the former staff canteen, now new Puro restaurant, are all about Alvar Aalto's style from the beginning of the 1970's when the building, Sahkotalo (A. Aalto), was completed. In the Alvar Aalto emphasized hall you can enjoy a relaxed meal. During the summertime the white furnished terrace offers an overwhelming view over Kamppi. The building and the interiors are protected by the Finland's National Board of Antiquities.

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Ravintola Siksak

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The style of this lunch restaurant in Fashion House Helsinki is purely laid-back. The concrete floor and the open ceiling give the space its industrial yet - thanks to the whiteness - fresh look. The long colourful sofa works as a backbone for the whole restaurant opening views to the open space.

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Red Cross

2010

The Finnish Red Cross Blood Service Centre in Sanoma House by KOKO3 has a fresh and playful atmosphere expressing the good feeling and cause of the red-white organisation.

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Sitra

2012

A free flow open workspace with future innovation ideas sketched on the walls. Vibrant colour spots, vivid curtains and custom made storage furniture are the highlights of this 12th floor office, the Finnish Innovation Fund in Ruoholahti, Helsinki.

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Supercell

2012

Supercell is a rewarded game developer located in Ruoholahti, Helsinki. The giant logo letters welcome people inside this delightful, easygoing and colour crazy office.

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The Home Experience

2005

An experimental home - installation in collaboration with painter Kirsti Tuokko during The Helsinki Design Week 2005. An old worn out flat all in white, with colourful furniture and paintings.

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Warner Music

2009

Red carpet glamour combined with heritage of the grand record company, Warner Music in Helsinki.

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Weekend House

2003

Finnish architecture meets the french countryside in a weekend house in Ardeche, France.

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CONTACT

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Design office KOKO3 Ltd.

Tallberginkatu 1/101
Helsinki 18, Finland
tel: %2b358 9 685 4643
e-mail: koko3@koko3.fi

Aino Brandt
tel: %2b358 40 572 1787
e-mail: aino.brandt@koko3.fi

Jukka Halminen
tel: %2b358 40 722 0336
e-mail: jukka.halminen@koko3.fi

Helka Parkkinen
tel: %2b358 40 722 0335
e-mail: helka.parkkinen@koko3.fi

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