The new Keski-Pasila School will be located in the former railway yards, close to the city centre–accessed in a few minutes by train–in the up-and-coming Keski-Pasila area of Helsinki. Dense residential building will follow shortly.
"Aurinkokello" ("The Sundial") is the entry of work group Talli Architects, Mer Architects and MASU Landscape Architects. The entry makes good use of the rather small, slanted plot of land and and knits the building well into its surroundings–the red-brick look a nod to the area's past. The school will house 200 nursery children and 1000 school children, and be also used for communal events by the locals. It is versatile, and made with particular attention to life-cycle requirements.
We at Talli are looking forward to continuing the work with Mer Architects, MASU Planning and our own fine group of designers who put together the winning entry. Congratulations to the whole group!
Architectural Planning: Work Group
Mer Arkkitehdit and Arkkitehtuuri- ja muotoilutoimisto Talli.
Landscape Planning: MASU Planning
Structural Planning, Technical Installation and Life-Cycle Planning: Ramboll Finland
Tiina Juuti, Architect (Indoors Visualisations) & Aga Kwiecien, Atelier Replica (Outdoors Visualisations)