Tampere Girls’ School is one of the many Art Nouveau school buildings designed by Wivi Lönn. Wivi Lönn was a pioneering female architect who established her practice in the early years of the 1900s. She was especially well-known for her school design skills.

Tampere Girl School is situated in Hämeenpuisto, the southwest corner of Tampere downtown area. Nearby is situated two other Lönn’s school buildings, Alexander School and Tampere School of Domestic Economy.

The building is one of the oldest, still functioning in its original use, school buildings in Tampere. It was one of the first commissions of Wivi Lönn. She had in fact been a student of Tampere Girls’ School herself. Lönn designed the building in 1899 and it was completed in 1902. Today Tampere Girls’ School and Alexander School form the Wivi Lönn School.

Location

Hämeenpuisto 34, Tampere
61.4944556, 23.7523693

Images

Hämeenpuisto street view, Tampere Girls’ School
Hämeenpuisto street view, Tampere Girls’ School (© Kari Hakli / MFA)
Northern elevation, Tampere Girls’ School
Northern elevation, Tampere Girls’ School (© Kari Hakli / MFA)
Eastern elevation plan, Tampere Girls’ School
Eastern elevation plan, Tampere Girls’ School (© MFA)
Basement floor and ground floor, Tampere Girls’ School
Basement floor and ground floor, Tampere Girls’ School (© MFA)