Pelimanni and Tiuku Daycare Centre

The natural playground is connected to the various entrances by an inviting wooden facade.
To the north, the site borders the Aurinkokallio forest park, which hosts protected fortification structures from World War I.
Entrances are framed by protective canopies and partitions. Light brick enlivened by different types of stacking techniques complements the wood-clad facades.

Pelimanni and Tiuku Daycare Centre

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    The new daycare centre Pelimanni ja Tiuku is located in Kannelmäki area, replacing the old daycare building from the 1970s. The ground floor common areas are accessed by the main entrance. The second floor entrances can be approached via the playground. From the playground, there is a covered staircase and a corridor leading to the third floor entrance. The playground is designed to be as natural as possible. The aim is to preserve the terrain and trees in the northern part of the plot, where the site borders the Aurinkokallio forest park hosting protected fortification structures from World War I.

    The façades bordering the various entrances to the building are wood-clad and framed by protective canopies and partitions. The other main material of the façades is a light hand laid brick, which is enlivened by combining different types of stacking techniques into eventual horizontal layers. The sloping roof and a low eave create pleasant natural light conditions for the playground.

    Status

    Design phase

    Location

    Helsinki, Finland

    Program

    2270 m²

    Client

    The City of Helsinki

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