Architect
Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects
Competition
2000
Completion
2002
Category
Educational buildings
Tags
brick competition education glass school welfare

University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School is a lower-level comprehensive school situated in the campus milieu designed by the Aalto office in Jyväskylä’s Seminaarinmäki hill.

The building’s outer form is characterised by the strong bipartite division. The street-side wing forms an integral part of the campus’ western silhouette, whereas the glass façades facing the interior of the campus are characterised by reflections of the parkland site and earlier architecture.

The school’s interior spaces have been organised into units by function about the entrance hall, exhibition space and east-facing schoolyard. Common spaces, the canteen, multi-function space, library, subject-specific classrooms and general teaching spaces at the centre and the two wings house the teaching groups’ base classrooms arranged in clusters of three.

University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School was designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, Ilmari Lahdelma being the principal architect of the building. The design is based in the winning entry in an invited architecture competition in 2000.

Text: Finnish Architectural Review 1/2004

Location

Pitkäkatu 8, Jyväskylä
62.2373727, 25.72863502

Images

Street elevation, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School
Street elevation, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
Yard elevation, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School
Yard elevation, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
Entrance hall, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School
Entrance hall, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
Entrance hall, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School
Entrance hall, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
Canteen, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School
Canteen, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
Site plan, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School
Site plan, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School (© Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects)
Section drawing, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School
Section drawing, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School (© Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects)
Ground floor, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School
Ground floor, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School (© Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects)

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