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15.11.2017 | News

A historical building in Helsinki put to new use: former printing house turned into premium rental apartments

Lumo-kodit Töölönkadulla

The handsome stone building that used to house the Weilin+Göös printing press and office will be renovated for residential use. A total of 102 Lumo rental apartments will be completed on Töölönkatu in February 2018.

The building was designed by architect Karl Lindahl and completed in phases in 1925–1938, and it has served many different purposes over the years. At the moment, the former printing house and office building offers owner-occupied apartments, but it will soon also have rental homes. In early 2018, Töölönkatu 11–15 will become a location for high-quality Lumo rental apartments.

Unique urban homes in an excellent location

The location near the city centre, close to public transportation, attracts tenants who want better urban housing. The spacious homes on Töölönkatu serve a variety of needs, ranging from airy and compact singles to larger loft apartments.

“Töölönkatu offers unique urban homes in an excellent location. The apartments are higher than usual, and the large, beautiful paned windows fill the rooms with natural light. Deep windowsills and beautiful beams take the living experience to the next level in the apartments on the 2nd–4th floors,” describes Anna Ritonummi, Project Manager at Kojamo.

The apartments are renovated with respect for traditions, but using high-quality surface materials and appliances.

Rent an apartment in fifteen minutes online

Interest in the apartments at Töölönkatu 11–15 has been high among people who are looking for an urban home.

“We received more than 600 enthusiastic replies to our advance marketing campaign, and our customer service answers questions about the completion of these apartments daily. On Monday, 6 November, we made the location available for renting in our online store, and the first ten apartments were rented right away,” says Laura Koiranen, Area Director at Kojamo.

Visit the Töölönkatu building virtually or rent an apartment at Lumo web store:

Come and visit the space

On Thursday, 16 November 2017, Kojamo will hold a media event on better urban housing, welcoming media representatives to visit the apartments on Töölönkatu and discuss current trends in urban housing.

See the programme and register by Friday 10 November. The number of participants is limited. The event will be held in Finnish.

For more information, please contact

Laura Koiranen, Area Director, Kojamo Oyj, tel. +358 20 508 3411, laura.koiranen(at)

Anna Ritonummi, Project Manager, Kojamo Oyj, tel. +358 20 508 3626, anna.ritonummi(at)


The photographs of the Weilin+Göös printing house are from Veikko Bonsdroff’s album.

Kojamo is the frontrunner in rental housing and real estate investments. It has undergone major renewals in recent years. The renewed Kojamo is able to provide better urban housing in a rapidly changing world. Kojamo is transforming Finnish society together with its customers, other companies and operators, and cities.