Finno School and Daycare Centre building is situated on a steep plot. The site’s level differences are over 10 metres. An old wooden school building is on the same plot and on the southern side of the plot is a motorway.
The main building’s mass is divided into two units, the rectangle school and shell-shaped daycare centre. The colouring of the façade also divides building into smaller units. Heart of the building is the three-storey hallway which leads to cafeteria, library and great hall.
The four units of the daycare centre each have their own entrances. The entrances are located so that the moving from the units to the cafeteria, used also by the children of the daycare centre, is easy.
The building was designed by architects Sinikka Kouvo and Erkki Partanen and it was completed in 2003.
Source: Finnish Architectural Review 1/2004