Extract from the Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 jury report:

“The architecture is a combination of local tradition and contemporary accents. The building pays tribute to the regionalist Oulu School of Architecture, but the references are reinterpreted in a relaxed modern idiom and complemented by fairface and polished concrete. The school is an appealing environment for learning – fresh, but not faddish.”

 

Location

Nuottamiehentie 1, Oulu
64.95986638, 25.36996435

Images

Niemenranta School
Niemenranta School (© Ville-Pekka Ikola)
Niemenranta School
Niemenranta School (© Ville-Pekka Ikola)
Niemenranta School
Niemenranta School (© Kalle Vahtera)
Niemenranta School
Niemenranta School (© Ville-Pekka Ikola)
Niemenranta School
Niemenranta School (© Ville-Pekka Ikola)
Sketch drawing, Niemenranta School
Sketch drawing, Niemenranta School (© Alt Architects, Karsikas Architects)
Site plan, Niemenranta School
Site plan, Niemenranta School (© Alt Architects, Karsikas Architects)
Floor plan, Niemenranta School
Floor plan, Niemenranta School (© Alt Architects, Karsikas Architects)
Niemenranta School
Niemenranta School (© Alt Architects, Karsikas Architects)