The Pajasali Hall Suomenlinna
How do you integrate a fully functional audiovisual system to a space where installation is not possible?
Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage site in an island, located in Helsinki. The site is visited by approximately one million visitors yearly and the location provides surroundings for various kinds of events too. The Pajasali hall is one of the conference facilities located in Suomenlinna. Although visitors and other users of the premises appreciate the historical surroundings, they do require modern technology to support the events and meeting they are organizing. But how do these two meet?
Made to fit to the unique atmosphere
The initial setup for the project was not the simplest, but it sure was the most fascinating challenge to accept. The building, where the Pajasali Hall is located, was constructed in 1786. Over the years, the space has been used for various operations and it has served for example as a smithy, bakery, barrel and window workshop. When dealing with sites, the requirements of construction are strict as well as the possibilities are limited. That’s why the integrated devices are usually not even an option. What is more, the site is accessible only by water, so the technology must be simple to move and easy to support.
Preserving the Finnish heritage
The Pajasali hall has managed to maintain an authentic appearance, despite all the renovations of the building. It was clear, that the devices selected had to honour the unique style of the space as well. With Artome M10 this was easy. The frame of the smart furniture is made of birch plywood with a selection of surface finishes to adapt different spaces. The options are laminated white and lacquered, or black stained ash. In the latest two mentioned, the texture of the wooden surface is shown to reflect the essence of Finnish woods. The final touch to soften the look of the furniture is the upholstered door that can be customised with a chosen colour by the customer. To the Pajasali Hall the choice was black stained ash frame with soft grey fabric draped door.