Architect
Jorma Järvi Siren Architects
Completion
1961
Renovation
2016
Category
Educational buildings
Tags
education glass Modernism plaster renovation school

Tapiola Co-educational School is one of the original public buildings of the Tapiola Garden City. The school was designed by architect Jorma Järvi, and it was built in two phases in 1958–1961.

The school is situated immediate vicinity of the Tapiola Garden Citys centre. The building forms a sheltered schoolyard in the middle of the plot. The low, mainly 1-storey building is a fine example of school architecture moving from the conservative post-war style towards the 1960s Modernism.

The school building was renovated thoroughly in the 2010s. The renovation, designed by Siren Architects was completed in 2016.

Location

Opintie 1, Espoo
60.179455, 24.803627

Images

School yard after renovation in 2016, Tapiola Co-educational School
School yard after renovation in 2016, Tapiola Co-educational School (© Wikimedia Commons)
View from Silkkiniitty park, Tapiola Co-educational School
View from Silkkiniitty park, Tapiola Co-educational School (© Wikimedia Commons)
Street elevation, Tapiola Co-educational School
Street elevation, Tapiola Co-educational School (© Paavo Ingervo / Asuntosäätiö / Espoo City Museum)
Gymnastics hall, Tapiola Co-educational School
Gymnastics hall, Tapiola Co-educational School (© Asuntosäätiö / Espoo City Museum)
Construction site in 1959, Tapiola Co-educational School
Construction site in 1959, Tapiola Co-educational School (© Lehtikuva / Asuntosäätiö / Espoo City Museum)
Scale model, Tapiola Co-educational School
Scale model, Tapiola Co-educational School (© Asuntosäätiö / Espoo City Museum)