Architect
Tilatakomo Architects
Competition
1996
Completion
2004
Category
Educational buildings
Tags
colour competition education school sustainable welfare white wood

The centre of Leppävaara, in Espoo, is a rapidly developing population centre by the main railway line. The City of Espoo organised an open architectural competition for the Ruusutorppa School in 1996 in order to find new spatial solutions meeting the requirements of modern pedagogic methods. The point of departure was ecological sustainability. The building houses pre-school and lower-level comprehensive school facilities.

 

The three-storey street-facing wing houses subject-specific classrooms, while the timber-clad south wing contains clustered, basic education classrooms. A glass-roofed dining / multifunction hall connects the two.

 

Ruusutorppa School was designed by architects Esko Talonpoika, Taina Jordan and Tapio Keiramo from Tilatakomo Architects and was completed in 2002.

 

Text: Finnish Architectural Review 1/2004

Location

Leppävaarankatu 24, Espoo
60.2168707, 24.8023295

Images

View from the schoolyard, Ruusutorppa School
View from the schoolyard, Ruusutorppa School (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
View from the schoolyard, Ruusutorppa School
View from the schoolyard, Ruusutorppa School (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
View from the schoolyard, Ruusutorppa School
View from the schoolyard, Ruusutorppa School (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
Central hall, Ruusutorppa School
Central hall, Ruusutorppa School (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
Central hall, Ruusutorppa School
Central hall, Ruusutorppa School (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
Stairway, Ruusutorppa School
Stairway, Ruusutorppa School (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
Classroom, Ruusutorppa School
Classroom, Ruusutorppa School (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
Site plan, Ruusutorppa School
Site plan, Ruusutorppa School (© Tilatakomo Architects)
Section drawing, Ruusutorppa School
Section drawing, Ruusutorppa School (© Tilatakomo Architects)
Ground floor, Ruusutorppa School
Ground floor, Ruusutorppa School (© Tilatakomo Architects)