Accountor Tower

Coordinates: 60°10′30″N 24°49′51″E / 60.17491°N 24.83081°E / 60.17491; 24.83081
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Accountor Tower in 2008, when it was still the Fortum Head Office

Accountor Tower is a high-rise office building, designed by architects Castrén–Jauhiainen–Nuuttila, located in the Keilaniemi district of Espoo, just outside Helsinki, the capital of Finland. With a height of 84 metres (274 feet), it is currently the fifth tallest habitable building in Finland, and was the tallest building in Finland from its construction in 1976 until 2006. Formerly known as the Fortum Head Office and before that Neste Tower, as of May 2018 it is the headquarters of the Nordic financial software company Accountor.[1]

The tower building was constructed between 1973 and 1978, while Uolevi Raade was the manager of Neste, which merged and later demerged with Imatran Voima, the predecessor of Fortum. As a result, the building is sometimes referred to as Raaden hammas (lit. "Raade's tooth"). Raade oversaw the construction of the building carefully, down to the details in the interior. He also wanted that the executive offices at the top floor should have a view both to the Naantali oil refinery in the west and to the Porvoo oil refinery in the east. However, it is not possible to see to Naantali from the building.[2]

When Imatran Voima merged with Neste, the merged company Fortum took the building as its headquarters. However, in the demerger six years later, the building was not returned to Neste Oil, but was retained by Fortum, the electricity producer. Consequently, Neste Oil had to construct a new office building nearby.

In 2017 the building was sold to Regenero Oy. Fortum's head office moved in the start of 2018 into a multi-space office located near the old office at Keilalahdentie 2-4. In addition to Fortum, the new head office building houses Tieto Oyj and Microsoft Oy.[3] Regenero Oy leased the building to Accountor in early 2018.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Riihola, Katja (1 February 2018). "Fortumin tornista tulee Accountor Tower – "Saamme hienon tilaisuuden tehdä talosta oman maamerkkimme"". Länsiväylä (in Finnish). Sanoma. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  2. ^ Helpinen, Varpu: Pasilan aseman ja Espoon kaupungintalon arkkitehti: Purkaminen surullista, mutta ymmärrettävää, Helsingin Sanomat 4 February 2016. Accessed on 26 July 2023.
  3. ^ Press release 31 October 2017

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Media related to Fortum headquarters at Wikimedia Commons

60°10′30″N 24°49′51″E / 60.17491°N 24.83081°E / 60.17491; 24.83081