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DURING THE last year in the polytechnic in 1994-95 my graduating work was a primary school
complex for fourteen pupil groups. Here's a summary of the work description.


THE TASK was to design a primary school facility in Pirtti area, south of Kuopio. A large site was
reserved for the school and some auxiliary activities; library and local recreational spaces,
and also a sports hall to accomodate local freetime sports activities.
THE PLANNING policies for surrounding areas as well as the need to reserve space for a water
drain and the need of isolation from traffic dictated largely the positioning of the two-storey
main school building on the North-east corner of the site, next to Pirttilahdentie, the main
route on the Pirtti area. The dining/sports building was located across the main yard,
and stepped on the ground elevation to position the dining hall above the sports hall
to act as a spectator lounge. Farther west, the library/recreation building is built
around a common entrance hall and used by pupils in the school as well as by local
inhabitants. In the area between the sports hall and football field there is also the
caretaker's detached house. The facades of all the three main buildings are
stuccoed in white to give a uniform appearance for these separated building units.
THE YARD was divided into distinct areas for main yard, maintenance and parking, as well as for
different playground and recreational requirements and areas to be left to original state.
The work also included a planting plan for the surroundings of the buildings.
U S A B L E   B U I L D I N G   A R E A S
MAIN SCHOOL BUILDING: 2753 m²
DINING/SPORTS BUILDING: 1030 m²
LIBRARY/RECREATION BUILDING: 393 m²
DETACHED HOUSE: 86 m²
TOTAL: 4262 m²

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Here are five views from the 3D computer model of the school complex.
Click on thumbnails to view the pictures.
For a better rendering of the images, I recommend using an image viewing program...

View from street
34 K
Aerial view from NE
25 K
Aerial view from SW
30 K
School yard
46 K
School facade
13 K


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