Indoor air problems prevent temporary use of Espoo City Hall
The problems and embarrassments continue for the headquarters of Finland's second-largest city: because of water leaks and indoor air problems, Espoo’s present City Hall cannot be used by any organisations without renovation, the Espoo City Board resolved on Monday.
Air quality measurement devices have found in the indoor air of the building for example mineral fibres originating from noise suppression materials.
As a consequence of the same problems, the Mayor and the leading Espoo civil servants had to move out of the building already earlier.
The Espoo City Council decided last year that the present City Hall, built in 1971, will not be renovated but demolished.
Previously in HS International Edition:
Espoo City Board approves demolition of City Hall (30.3.2010)