Two schools – Even Better an invisible part of the equation

28 January 2016 | Category: Offices, schools & libraries, Great Sound, Good Looks

It’s a new year and a new semester has started. New knowledge, new ideas, new possibilities – you won’t see us, but it’s great to be part of it.

Two new inspiring schools has been built in Espoo and Tampere Finland.

Prize winning Opinmäki School, Espoo, by emerging architect Esa Ruskeepää Architechts, is starting it’s second semester. It’s a property created for multiple functions. The nine building blocks of concrete and glass and angles invites different interests and ages to interact, share and learn from each other. The design and set-up of some areas are attracting people to use them also after school hours, like the auditorium, sports hall and dining hall.

Collaboration and cross-learning is the main concept of Kampusareena, Tampere University of Technology, as well. Architect, Juha Luoma, Arkkitehdit LSV, designed open workspaces, teaching facilities, meeting rooms and exhibition areas – rooms for an informal flow of communication between businesses, research teams and students.  The building also incorporates ecological design principles, and has received a ‘Very Good’ rating from BREEAM.

In both cases Fellert’s Even Better Sahara in white was chosen for a smooth, invisible wall solution. Allowing the brick and concrete walls in the dining hall at Opinmäki School to stand out and the architectural swirling lines at Kampusareena to influence the space. This is how the equation goes: good looks + great sound = even better.

Photos: Mika Huisman, courtesy of Fellert Installer: Acoustic Scandinavia Oy

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