LEHTIKANGAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LIBRARY AND KINDERGARTEN
Canyon of knowledge
Type: Public - educational
Location: Kajaani, Finland
Year: Completion 2017
Size: 13 000 br-m2
Client: Kajaani Municipality
Collaboration with Martti Karsikas
A full fledged Building information model (BIM) was used to design this public multifunctional building that houses a primary school for 800 students, a regional library and a kindergarten a well as a large industrial kitchen.
A meandering canyon of rock forms a common restaurant and an assembly hall with its main entrance for the community while dividing the large building into two distinct halves.
Latest information on pedagogy and science of learning is utilized in the design of flexible educational space.