Napakymppi

  • Location: Tuusula, Finland
  • Client: Municipality of Tuusula
  • Program: School, Art academy, library
  • Size: 8400 m2
  • Year: 2018
  • Status: Open competition, honorable mention
  • Collaborators: -
  • Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren, Kristian Kontula, Lasse Vejlgård Kristensen, David Monteiro, Justyna Krokowska, Ayoub Chkairi, Ulrik Montnemery
Napakymppi constitutes a multi-dimensional learning environment that can facilitate a variety of activities connected to learning

A flexible learning environment, building on local traditions

“Napakymppi – The Courtyard of Learning” has a central location in Tuusula, an old regiment town that is characterized by beautiful red brick buildings. Today, the area is being urbanized and the city’s new masterplan positions the new school in the heart of a pedestrian environment, surrounded by cultural, recreational, and public functions. Napakymppi constitutes a multi-dimensional learning environment that can facilitate a variety of activities connected to learning. Knowledge and innovation are strengthened and developed by sharing – a guiding motive when Napakymppi was developed.

The learning environment facilitates innovation to be created, shared, and communicated to a broad audience.

The goal has been to create an open and creative environment for different types of meetings between teachers, students, and the public. This environment facilitates innovation to be created, shared, and communicated to a broad audience. To study is to be challenged and developed as a person, but also to feel calm. Interaction and synergies between different types of individuals require both reflection and interaction as well as alternating dialogue in larger and smaller groups.

A multifunctional building for all residents of Tuusula where you meet share and create together.

Napakymppi is an open, safe, and flexible educational environment with local grounding that provides the conditions for knowledge sharing according to the Monio model with strong social cohesion. Napakymppi is a flexible meeting place that can be developed, changed, and adapted in relation to different types of education and new forms of learning we today yet do not know. The new learning environment offers a creative arena for workshops, educational opportunities over generations and is thus a multifunctional building for all residents of Tuusula where you meet share, and create together.

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