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  • Hiirulaisenkuja Day-care center

  • Hiirulaisenkuja Day-care center

  • Hiirulaisenkuja Day-care center

Hiirulaisenkuja Day-care center

New construction: 590 brm²
Address:
Hiirulaisenkuja 6, 90250 Oulu
Commissioned by:
Honkarakenne Oyj / Tanja Rytkönen
Chief Designer:
Jaana Partanen and Heikki Lamusuo
Pa-La team:
Philippe Gelard

01 / 2015

Partanen & Lamusuo Ltd has designed the new log-structure day-care center in the local district of Hiironen, Oulu. The project has been implemented in co-operation with Honkarakenne. It is the first pilot project of the modular day-care center collection designed for Honkarakenne by Partanen & Lamusuo Ltd.

The collection consisting of functional modules can be easily adapted to different destinations of different sizes. The day-care center began operation in the beginning of 2015. It is made of massive log, and it is part of the construction solutions in accordance with Honkarakenne's Terve Talo™ (Healthy House) concept, developed together with the Allergy and Asthma Federation and certified by the Technical Research Center of Finland. These solutions pay particular attention to quality construction and the purity of indoor air as well as the use of healthy and safe construction materials.

Hiirulaisenkuja Day-care center, 2015. Photo © Honkarakenne Oyj

Hiirulaisenkuja Day-care center, 2015. Kuva © Pa-La

Hiirulaisenkuja Day-care center, 2015. Photo © Honkarakenne Oyj

HEALTHY DAY-CARE ENVIRONMENT

Hiirulaisenkuja Day-care center, 2015. Photo © Honkarakenne Oyj

In the design of the day-care centre, attention has been paid to the surrounding nature, natural light and a pleasant acoustic environment. In the architecture, large building masses are divided, together with outbuildings and playhouses, into smaller "huts", closer to the children's own scale. The architectural modellings make of the yard a protecting lap for the children, where it's nice to play.

We think that more important than flexibility for the creative collaboration is adaptability.
The ability to tell the same story even when the amount of pages in the book changes. With the knowledge collected having completed hundreds of small and large projects we can deduce that even though we are very proud of what we have accomplished the merit for our best work goes to our clients. They have shared our point of view that we only succeed because we share the same vision and dream. We design spaces, buildings and environments that are comfortable to live and work, pleasant to the eye and sustainable. We are creative design and architectural group, we want to create an inclusive world all around us - Piece by Piece.