Architect
Verstas Architects
Competition
2007
Completion
2012
Gross area
10546 m²
Themes
Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 New Trends in School Design
Category
Educational buildings
Tags
brick canopy light design school

Extract from the Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 jury report:

“Finnish schoolchildren achieve brilliant results in international comparisons of academic performance, but our results in surveys comparing their happiness at school have been less flattering. Saunalahti School tackles this problem in a refreshing way – by offering what is an undeniably inspiring and upbeat environment for learning and enjoying education. In its functional arrangement, the school offers a typical sample of contemporary school architecture, applying current pedagogical theories on what constitutes an effective learning environment. The well-lit schoolyard feels safe and pleasant.”

Location

Brinkinmäentie 1, Espoo
60.16912587, 24.61484448

Images

Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Andreas Meichsner)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Andreas Meichsner)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Andreas Meichsner)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Andreas Meichsner)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Andreas Meichsner)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Andreas Meichsner)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Andreas Meichsner)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Andreas Meichsner)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Andreas Meichsner)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Andreas Meichsner)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Museum of Finnish Architecture)
Ground floor, Saunalahti School
Ground floor, Saunalahti School (© Verstas Architects Ltd)
1st floor, Saunalahti School
1st floor, Saunalahti School (© Verstas Architects Ltd)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Verstas Architects Ltd)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Verstas Architects Ltd)
Saunalahti School
Saunalahti School (© Verstas Architects Ltd)

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