The legendary hotel Hamburger Börs in the city centre of Turku is being renewed.
We demolished the hotel building constructed in the 1970s to build a new one in its place. The oldest section of Hamburger Börs, a protected building from 1885, will be kept unchanged.
The street side section will house hotel rooms. The new nine-storey wing in the inner courtyard will also feature hotel rooms along with the hotel’s reception area and restaurants. There will be retail premises at the street level.
The hotel is located right in the heart of Turku, next to the Market Square. The clayey soil in the area is sensitive to vibration, which has created special requirements during the demolition work. The old deciduous trees in the courtyard are also protected.
The architecture of the new building pays tribute to the heritage of Turku’s Market Square: the architectural characteristics of the early 1900s have been taken into account in the design. Börs will be restored to its former glory as an important part of the city’s history.
The property is owned by LocalTapiola and it will be used by Scandic Hotels.