Veho Oy Ab is a company originally established in 1939 to import Mercedes-Benz. Today, Veho is one of the most significant players in the Finnish car industry. The decision on the largest investment ever in Veho’s 77-year history, a new flagship store near Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, was made in the spring of 2014. Exactly two years later a new store was opened to the public.
The Veho Mercedes-Benz Airport is based on the concepts of Mercedes-Benz’s own stores. In fact, the building is almost identical to the Mercedes-Benz’s flagship store in Nuremberg, Germany. The chief designer-architect in Finland was Marcel Ulmer from architectural office Arkkitehdit Tommila Oy. Mercedes-Benz Airport has an area of 11,200 square meters. The service workshop, located on street level, has 34 crane berths, three express service bays, and a separate engine repair shop. The building employs about 80 people, of whom 20 are in sales and 60 in maintenance.
Our challenge in this project was to define the load-bearing structures of the building’s canopies against a fire below. We solved the problem by simulating the assumed fire scenarios under them. Based on the fire simulations, roof trusses were carried out without fireproofing of the structures. The work was commissioned by Veho Group Oy Ab. Our partner in project was architectural office Architects Tommila Oy .
Our services in the project
- fire safety engineering
- fire simulation
- plans for smoke clearance
- consulting during implementation
- authority negotiations
- consulting for other designers