Solo Sokos Hotel Torni facade lighting

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni brings light to the surrounding streetscape and stands out as one of the landmarks of the center of Helsinki with its new facade lighting. Facade lighting serves as a way to communicate the renovations made inside the building.

LIT Awards 2023 winner Finnish Lighting Awards 2023 winner
  • Type Facade lighting
  • Location Helsinki
  • Completion year 2022
  • Customer Sokotel Ltd

Opened in 1931, Helsinki’s renovated historic hotel Torni opened its doors in the spring of 2022. When completed, it was the tallest building in Helsinki and a skyscraper of its time. It is still one of the tallest buildings in Finland. The hotel also includes a former residential building property, Kyllikki, which was added to the hotel in the 1980s. The buildings are historically significant and prominent in Helsinki’s cityscape.


The goal was for the building to get the lighting it deserved. The first four floors of the building and the 9-story tower rising above them were brought out solemnly and dignified with warm white light.


The site’s central location and architectural and cultural historical significance required special attention. Still, the result is a visible entity in the streetscape of the dark times of Helsinki’s core.

Read more about the project here (in Finnish)


Co-operation with:


Builder: Keskinäinen työeläkevakuutusyhtiö Varma, Sokotel Oy

Architect: ARCO Architecture Company Oy

Lighting designer: VALOA design Oy

Electrical engineering: Insinööritoimisto Thelec Oy

Main contractor: Haahtela-rakennuttaminen Oy

Electrical contractor: LSK Talotekniikka Oy