Salmisaari sports centre

Project: New building

Our delivery: 2009

  • Over 3 kilometers of drillable steel pipe piles for the foundation base
  • 1,500-ton steel structures including fire protection and installation
  • Installation of concrete elements


  • Customer: Mutual Pension Insurance Company Varma Oy
  • Architect: Arkkitehtitoimisto Pekka Lukkaroinen Oy
  • Main project contractor: YIT Construction Ltd
  • Steel structure designer: Finnmap Consulting
More cost-efficient alternative

The facilities of the building, which comprises up to seven stories and a surface area of 20,000 m2, adapt to many different purposes.

In the international contractor competition, Ruukki stood out for the comprehensiveness of its structural design and functionality of its structural fire design.

Ruukki delivered over three kilometres of drillable steel pipe piles for the foundation of the building. The use of steel pipe piles offers the customer a more cost-efficient alternative because the amount of steel required for the production of steel pipe piles decreased by approximately 40 %. Ruukki’s efficient design tools were utilised to design and optimise the piles.