On Verkstadsgatan, next door to one of Helsinki’s trendiest and fastest growing neighbourhoods, stands VERK, an office complex that adapts to the needs of its tenants. BOND created a new visual identity for the revamped building, originally built in 1994, and took part in modernising its 1st floor lobbies, cafe and lunch restaurant. In an effort to restore value to the building, the renovations focused on improving the efficiency, attractiveness and functionality of the establishment. To enhance acoustics in the open spaces, biobased panels were installed on the tall atrium walls and long hallways were divided with wooden partitions. The functional floor area of the main lobby was increased by building a new steel platform that functions as a communal space for work and relaxation. As a means to build a greater presence on the street, large new windows were punched into the 1st floor facade that invite in visitors and daylight.