Ainoa shopping mall
Espoo, Finland, 50 000 m2
Ainoa is a first class shopping mall in Tapiola close to the capital of Finland. It covers 50 000 m2 and has about 100 stores and restaurants under its roof.
dSign Vertti Kivi & Co was responsible of the interiors in the building designed by the famous Finnish architecture office SARC. The last part of the mall was opened in the autumn of 2019. The interior design process of the last part took about three years.
Despite of the size of the shopping mall the intention was to make it feel as cozy and pleasant as possible. The inspiration for the interior design was the surrounding Tapiola garden city from the 1950s. In the interiors there are plenty of greenery in the form of hanging gardens and and green oasis giving it a fresh and pleasant wibe.