|function||education, library, primary school, secondary school|
This school is planned for 700 pupils, including preschool and classes from 1 to 9. The school building consists of two building volumes, rising up from the landscape, back to back, like brothers. The small building mass represents the primary school and the big mass the comprehensive school. The building divides the plot into school yard areas for children of different ages, with favourable orientations. The school yard for the primary school receives morning light. The yards of the comprehensive school bathe in afternoon sun. The spaces are organized into public, semi-public and private areas. In the central space the surrounding landscape is emphasized. From the lobby and the dining hall there is an interplay of views to the Kirkkojärvi Park and other parts of the building. The brick façades utilize the versatile properties of brick, comprising a collage of different brick-laying and bonding techniques.