Architect
Linja Architects
Completion
2009
Gross area
5456 m²
Category
Educational buildings
Tags
brick colour concrete education glass school

Tervaväylä School is one of the striking examples of contemporary school architecture in the Oulu region from the recent two decades. The sculptural four-storey school building is located in the Myllytulli district in near the Oulu city centre. The principal elevation materials are dark grey brick, orange painted wood and white painted concrete.

The orange colour of the interiors is needed to compensate for the limited sensory world of the pupils in the school of children with disabilities. The internal traffic passes through the entrance hall which reaches to all four storeys of the building. The hall works also as the school’s dining hall.  The entrance hall is marked on the elevation with a window wall. The L-shaped school building was designed by Linja Architects and it was completed in 2009.

Source: Finnish Architectural Review 2/2010

Location

Myllytullinkatu 7, Oulu
65.0160949, 25.4847212

Images

Entrance from the Myllytullinkatu , Tervaväylä School, Lohipato Unit
Entrance from the Myllytullinkatu , Tervaväylä School, Lohipato Unit (© Teemu Fyrstén / MFA)
View from the south, Tervaväylä School, Lohipato Unit
View from the south, Tervaväylä School, Lohipato Unit (© Raimo Ahonen / MFA)
View from the school yard, Tervaväylä School, Lohipato Unit
View from the school yard, Tervaväylä School, Lohipato Unit (© Timo Koljonen / MFA)
Main hall, Tervaväylä School, Lohipato Unit
Main hall, Tervaväylä School, Lohipato Unit (© Raimo Ahonen / MFA)
Section plan, Tervaväylä School, Lohipato Unit
Section plan, Tervaväylä School, Lohipato Unit (© Linja Architects)
Ground floor, Tervaväylä School, Lohipato Unit
Ground floor, Tervaväylä School, Lohipato Unit (© Linja Architects)