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SF Studios

Address: Hermannin rantatie 5, 00580 Helsinki
Customer: Bio Rex / SF Studios
Pa-La main designers: Jaana Partanen & Heikki Lamusuo
Pa-La team: Ville Hintsala, Aaro Mäkinen, Heli Suoaro, Ahmad Moradian

A communal space spiced up by different shades of silver
The renovation of SF Studios was completed at the end of 2022. The premises are a work and meeting place for SF Studios' staff and their customers, where high-quality films are selected for Finnish cinemas. SF Studio is located next to BioRex Redi, right behind the cinema wall. Same forms and materials have been used in both cinema and studios. The design was carried out using Partanen & Lamusuo's Moving Castle (Liikkuva Linna) -principle in close cooperation with the users of SF Studios.


The bright common kitchen space serves as both a dining and meeting space. Photo © Heikki Rautio

The teaser space can be darkened for viewing moments. Photo © Heikki Rautio

Lamps and green plants refresh the spaces. Photo © Heikki Rautio

Large windows and glass surfaces create space and bring in light. Photo © Heikki Rautio

Common spaces are enlivened with beautiful wicker chairs and Palad's Tuma tables. © Heikki Rautio

Spatially, the new studio is personal and communal, the work of a film professional can now be done comfortably in the space. Own trailer space, a compact movie theater, a teaser space and individual conference- and work spaces with fresh greenery bring the studio the elements it needs without forgetting usability. A lot of wood and acoustic elements have been used in the space. In today's spirit of recycling, as much of SF Studio's own furniture as possible has been utilized in the interior, not everything was wanted or needed to be bought new. Palad has delivered Tuma tables to the space.

The silver theme with its details reinforces the glamour of the movie world, and the carefully selected lighting fixtures also catch the eye. The lighting they bring to the space emphasizes the studio's fresh, new character.

The premises succeeded beyond expectations. All in all, a stress-free and good project. -Timo Räisänen / SF Studios

We think that adaptability is more important than flexibility when it comes to creative collaboration.
The ability to tell the same story, even if the amount of pages in the book would change. With the experience of hundreds of both small and large projects, we can deduce that even though we are very proud of what we have accomplished, the merit for our best work goes to our clients. They have shared our point of view, that we can succeed only because we share the same vision and dream. We design spaces, buildings and environments that are comfortable to live and work in, pleasant to the eye and sustainable. We are a creative design and architecture office, we want to create an inclusive world all around us - Piece by Piece.
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