The Paternoster elevator in the Finnish Parliament House
The conservation of the Paternoster elevator, which consists of a chain of open elevator compartments, was carried out as a subcontractor to the building’s elevator contractor. The project involved grinding veneer surfaces, repairing dents and varnishing surfaces. Some of the panelling on the back was also renewed. The Parliament House´s passenger elevators were conserved as well. Hand-modified brass baseboards were delivered and reinstalled in their original places. Furthermore, maintenance elevators were furnished with new RST surfaces, and the elevators’ floor surfaces were renewed as needed.
Aviapolis is one of the stopping points of the track near the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and a node- point for massive traffic. Decoworks manufactured and installed the escalator edge cladding from stainless steel. The project was implemented in spring of 2015. Special attention was required to guarantee safe usage of the escalator, especially during rush-hours of the airport.
Lilla Roberts is a high-end luxury hotel in the city centre of Helsinki. The hotel was remodelled to an old office building updating the style to a chic combination of old and new. The elevator frame was modern in style and we utilized for example coloured glass and mirror-elements. The exterior walls of the elevator are black glass to ensure a slick style. This project was executed in 2015.
Decoworks has completed numerous projects in the shopping mall ITIS located in East-Helsinki. We have manufactured both public elevators for the shopping mall as well as elevators for the enclosed office- part of the building. Etched steel-stripes were added to complement the modern style of the building.
Academic Bookstore, Keskuskatu 1
The old elevators in the building designed by Alvar Aalto were renovated to the extent possible, and the necessary parts were fully replaced. The old roof constructions were renovated, whereas the walls, control panels and floors were replaced, while keeping the original style in mind. Marbled rubber matting was chosen as flooring.
In the building designed by Alvar Aalto, new doors, elevator cage interior and door plating were made using real oak and preserving the original face of the building. Special attention was paid to achieving a result that to the extent possible resembled the original face of the building.
This project was implemented in a typical housing building, where an old elevator needed to be updated to ensure up-to-date safety and style. The walls were surfaced with a combination of wood veneer and stainless steel sheets. The challenge was to create a seamless look between the two materials.