Aurinkokivi School competition

Sculptural building mass defines three sunny and sheltered gardens.
Besides comprehensive school, the building comprises public library, kindergarten and maternity clinic.
The gardens offer opportunities for exploration, experiences and learning outside the classroom.
White brick walls combined with wood-clad facades create the impression of a friendly fortress. Green roofs extend the art theme of the gardens.
Stage, gym and dining hall with it's galleries form the heart of the building, in which children and adults encounter.

Aurinkokivi School competition

Description:

Sculptural building mass defines three sunny and sheltered gardens that offer opportunities for exploration, experiences and learning outside the classroom. Besides comprehensive school, the building comprises public library, kindergarten and maternity clinic.

White brick walls combined with wood-clad facades create the impression of a friendly fortress. Green roofs extend the art theme of the gardens. Stage, gym and dining hall with it’s galleries form the heart of the building, in which children and adults encounter.

Status:

Open competition 2012,
shared 3rd prize

Location:

Vantaa, Finland

Program:

Comprehensive school, public library, kindergarten and maternity clinic.
12 000 sqm

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