Principal selection 2014
Kaisa House is trendy, which in this case means a genuine interpretation of the zeitgeist rather than shallow allegiance to a passing fad or superficial trimmings. The architecture is novel, yet timeless. An impressive effect has been achieved with a few broad strokes, and along with the grand gestures there is an overriding sense of calm about the building. Kaisa House has been skilfully fitted into the challenging cityscape by harmonizing it with the spirit of the existing buildings. In this case, to demolish the old building and replace it with a new one has been a wise decision.