Architect
AFKS Architects
Completion
2019
Gross area
1662 m²
Themes
Finnish Architecture. Biennial Review 2020
Category
Buildings for institutional care Educational buildings
Tags
daycare centre welfare white wood
Prizes
Finnish Architecture. Biennial Review 2020
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AFKS Architects webpage

The Lapinmäki daycare centre is an example of contemporary wood architecture. Both the frame and the facades are of wood. The pinewood planks of the facades are painted white with oli-based paint. The daycare centre was built in place of a demolished daycare centre building. The construction  began in 2018 and the new daycare centre was taken into use in November 2019.

The floor plan of the two-storey daycare centre is based on a central lobby sided by group spaces on both sides. A skylight in the pitched roof gives natural light into the foyer.

Location

Kangaspellontie 6, Helsinki
60.2093395, 24.8828637

Images

Site plan, Lapinmäki Daycare Centre
Site plan, Lapinmäki Daycare Centre (© AFKS Architects)
Lapinmäki Daycare Centre
Lapinmäki Daycare Centre (© Mika Huisman)
Lapinmäki Daycare Centre
Lapinmäki Daycare Centre (© Mika Huisman)
Lapinmäki Daycare Centre
Lapinmäki Daycare Centre (© Mika Huisman)
Lapinmäki Daycare Centre
Lapinmäki Daycare Centre (© Mika Huisman)
Lapinmäki Daycare Centre
Lapinmäki Daycare Centre (© Mika Huisman)
Section plan, Lapinmäki Daycare Centre
Section plan, Lapinmäki Daycare Centre (© AFKS Architects)
Floor plans, Lapinmäki Daycare Centre
Floor plans, Lapinmäki Daycare Centre (© AFKS Architects)